Relationship of the Moon to the Earth

Duration: 2 Weeks / 6 Hours

After the completion of Topic 2 the learners will be able to:

  • Explain the effects of the Moon’s gravity on:
    • the Earth
    • the tides
    • the ecosystems
  • Use a diagram to write about and explain the effects of the Moon’s gravity on the Earth, including the tides and ecosystems.
  • Give a description of the concept of gravity.
  • Explain the factors that influence an object’s gravitational pull.
  • Demonstrate the pull of gravity by swinging a ball that is attached to a rope/ string/ in a stocking, in a circular motion.

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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


  • Ball
  • Rope/string/stocking
  • Magazines for pictures of shoreline animals and plants