Term 4 Topic 2 Rotation (Earth) IntroductionPress a pencil through an orange and show the learners how the Earth moves by turning the pencil.Teacher Input 1Greet the learners.Ask them questions about day and night:From which direction does the Sun rise?What happens in the evening?How many hours are there in one day? [Calculate the daily hours spent at school; hours at school per week; etc.].Test their direction knowledge [north; east; west; south].Learner Activity 1Group work. [encourage learners to think, reason and communicate]Group 1: Discuss why it seems that the houses and trees are moving while you are riding in a train/ bus/ taxi/ car.Group 2: Discuss why shadows appear on the ground.Group 3: Identify and mark the spot from which the Sun shines through the windows of the class and state the direction.Group 4: Four learners in the group stands and each one look in a different direction. They must establish who is looking to the east; west; north and south.Each group reports back.Teacher Input 2Thank the learners for their good participation.Show Video Clip 1: Earth’s orbit song. [4:33 min.].Present an overview of the Earth’s movement by using Presentation 1: Movements of the Earth and Planets – Rotation and Revolution [part 1].Learner Activity 2Complete WORKSHEET A.Teacher to use WORKSHEET A: Memorandum to mark the learners’ work.Teacher Input 3Show Video Clip 2: How the Earth Orbits the Sun [4:05 min.].This will help the learners to understand that the Sun is stationery and that the Earth is actually turning around the Sun.Learner Activity 3A short discussion to explain how the Earth moves around the Sun.Practical group demonstrations can follow. [Learners can improvise].A small incentive can be given to the best interpretation of the Earth’s movement around the Sun.Teacher Input 4Show Video Link 3: Earth’s rotation and Revolution. [1:23 min.].Learner Activity 4Complete WORKSHEET BTeacher to use WORKSHEET B: Memorandum to mark the learners’ work.Teacher Input 5Tell the learners that the following 3 -5 videos will help them to answer Quiz 1.Teacher selects videos.Show Video Link 4: What Makes Day and Night [On the beat of one of One Direction’s songs] [2:16 min].Show Video Link 5: Why do we have seasons [3:39 min.].Show Video Link 6: The axis of rotation [2:54 min.].OptionalShow Video Link 7: What causes the seasons [2:16 min.].Show Video Link 8: Four seasons [2:00 min.].Revision Activity 1Learners complete QUIZ 1.Teacher to use QUIZ 1: Memorandum to mark the learners’ work. By Administrator|2018-02-09T15:12:13+02:00February 9th, 2018|0 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! facebooktwitterlinkedinredditwhatsapptumblrpinterestvkEmail About the Author: Administrator Leave A Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.