Planet Earth

Duration: 1 Week / 3½ Hours
NS CAPS, Page 42

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

  • Explain that the reason we have day and night is because the earth spins around its own axis.
  • Describe how earth moves in space around the sun.
  • Define an orbit as the earth’s path through space around the sun.
  • State the number of days in a year i.e. the number of times the earth turns around its own axis while orbiting the sun.

Content and Concepts: Please select a sub-category below.

toolsYou will need


  • Computer
  • Data projector
  • Speakers
  • Internet connection

Powerpoints and Photocopies

Available on category pages
  • PowerPoints
  • Worksheets
  • Quiz

School Resources

  • Scissors
  • Cardboard
  • Yellow, blue and green crayons


  • Pencil
  • Orange/ball with hole through the centre