Relationship of the Sun to the Earth

Duration: 4 Weeks / 12 Hours

After the completion of Topic 1 the learners will be able to:

  • Draw and label a diagram showing the tilt of the Earth.
  • Make a model of a globe.
  • Demonstrate the Earth’s passage around the Sun.
  • Discuss the different seasons.
  • Understand how day and night occurs.
  • Explain the uses of stored solar energy.
  • Know how coal, oil and gas are formed.
  • Describe fossils in detail.
  • Understand why plants are important to sustain life on Earth.

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You will need


  • Computer / Tablet
  • Data Projector
  • Speakers
  • Internet connection

Powerpoints and Photocopies

Available on category pages
  • PowerPoints
  • Worksheets
  • Quiz

School Resources

  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Playground/sports field
  • Soccer ball


  • Torch
  • Water
  • Globe
  • Magazines
  • Lamp
  • Woollen scarf; jersey; jacket
  • Pictures of dinosaurs and skeletons
  • Coal; firelighters; charcoal