Term 4 Topic 1 The Earth Moves IntroductionGreet the learners.Show them a sphere (an orange or ball with a hole through the centre).Tell them that this shape is the same shape as planet earth.Ask learners to tell you everything they know about the earth.Possible Answers: It has land and water; mountains; it is a sphere; it is a planet; we live on it; etc.Teacher Input 1Show learners the ball or orange with the hole through the centre.Place the pencil though the centre.Spin the ball slowly around the pencil.Explain that the earth moves in the same way around its own axis.Show Presentation 1.Ask learners to write down facts that they learned about how the earth moves.Show Video Clip 1 (4 mins). Learner Activity 1Learners will fill in missing terms on Worksheet A.This will demonstrate that they have understood the way the earth moves and how day and night are created.This will form a note for further assessment.Learner Activity 2In pairs, let the learners act out being the earth and the sun; the “earth” learner rotates around the “sun” learner while rotating on their own axis (swop around).Hint: Let learners cut out and colour in a yellow circle (the sun) and a green and blue circle (the earth). They can hold the appropriate circle as they perform Activity 2.Teacher Input 2Ask learners what they would see in the sky at night.Possible Answers:Dark; stars, moon, milky way, etc.Tell the learners that they will now look at a second PowerPoint on Planet Earth and the Solar System.Ask the learners if they can explain the word “solar” (Answer: means “sun”).Show the Presentation 2 – learners must write down the names of the planets as they learn them in the presentationShow Video Clip 2 (3.03 mins).Show Video Clip 3 (4.25 mins).Learner Activity 3This will reinforce what was learned during PowerPoint 2 presentation and discussion:Hand out Fact Sheet 1.Allow each child to read out one fact.Using the fact sheets learners must fill in the answers on Worksheet B.Revision Activity 1Hand out Quiz 1. Learners may complete this quiz in class or as homework.Additional Resources: Video LinksSolar system - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKKzIoJgMSQ By Administrator|2015-07-16T16:05:28+02:00June 17th, 2015|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.