Term 4 Topic 1 Solar energy and the Earths seasons IntroductionAsk the learners a few questions [to determine their general knowledge as well as remembering what they had been taught in grade 6] about:SeasonsSolar energyOur planetEnergiserShow Video Clip 1: Why is it hotter in summer? Animated Video Explaining the 4 Seasons. [2:47 min.].Teacher Input 1Greet the learnersPraise them for answering the questions to the best of their abilities.Inform them that they will be exploring the Earth’s four seasons and solar energy.Show Video Clip 2: Eco Kids Explore - Solar Power [3:00 min.].Present an overview of solar energy by using PRESENTATION 1: Solar energy.Learner Activity 1Complete WORKSHEET A: Solar energy and the Earth’s seasons.Teacher to use WORKSHEET A: Memorandum to mark the learners’ work.Teacher Input 2Ask them questions about day and night.From which direction does the Sun rise?In which direction does the Sun set?Do the seasons have an influence on our clothing, sport, eating habits, etc.?Show Video Clip 3: What makes Day and Night Song. [2:16 min.].Let them debate about having longer hours per day / longer hours per night.Show Video Clip 4: Day and Night Explanation, Causes Science for Kids [4:45 min.].Learner Activity 2Complete WORKSHEET B: Make a model of a globe.Teacher to use WORKSHEET B: Memorandum to mark the learners’ work.Teacher Input 3Ask the learners if they think that it is important to have trees and plants at school.They must motivate their answers.Show Video Clip 5: SLIDE SHARE: WHAT CAUSES SEASONS ON EARTH [17 SLIDES]Inform the learners that they will be dramatizing the seasons in their groups.Find out what their daily routines are as well as their duties/ leisure time/ nights / sleeping patterns / etc.Learner Activity 3Groups are asked to represent one season.They can dramatize what happen in their season [food; clothes; sport; weather; etc.].Homework: Find pictures of the four seasons; sort and exchange.Each group complete their collage of one season.Teacher Input 4Take the learners outside on the tar / grass / playing grounds. Allow them to spin on their toes / heels.Give a soccer ball to a few learners so that they can use their one hand’s fingers to spin the ball.Show Video Clip 6: The Planets Song. [1:20 min.]Ask the learners if they think that it is important to have trees and plants at school.They must motivate their answers.Learner Activity 4The learners give their opinions about planting trees and plants at their school.They must motivate their answers.Teacher Input 5Show Video 7: Importance of Plants to humans and animals in every days’ life. [6:58 min.].Show Video 8: Pimp your brain: Why we need plants [4:46 min.]. Ask one learner from each row to give feedback about the mouse, oxygen, survival, light energy, photosynthesis; etc.Learner Activity 5One learner from each row reports back.They have to elaborate on the video clip.Mention must be made of the importance of plants and why we, as human beings, depends on it.Complete QUIZ 1: The tilt of the Earth’s axis. Each group gets a question and an opportunity to answer. [The teacher can determine how long they will be allowed to give the correct answer before the other group gets an opportunity to answer].Teacher to use QUIZ 1: Memorandum to allocate points to the boys/girls. By Administrator|2018-02-23T10:14:20+02:00February 23rd, 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.