This is an activity about the rotation of the Earth and its revolution around the Sun, as well as the rotation of the Moon and its revolution around the Earth. Outside, in chalk, learners will draw the Sun and Earth system complete with Earth's orbit. Learners will then add to the chalk drawing the placement of the Moon and the path of its orbit around the Earth. Volunteers will then act out the rotation and revolution of a yearly cycle of the Moon, Earth and Sun. Learners will also complete a worksheet to reinforce visual understanding of this model. This activity requires an outdoor location with ample room and is Activity 8 of a larger resource entitled Eye on the Sky.


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    Grade 2,Early Elementary,Grade 1,Earth and space science:Solar system:The moon,NSDL,Upper Elementary,Grade 3,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Heliophysics,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123954802T,Space science,Elementary School,Earth and space science:Earth, moon and sun,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Geoscience,NSTA2013,Space Science



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