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Day & Night Learning Path

By Aoife McDonnell

A selection of external links to resources on explaining Day & Night. Resources may need flash player if they are a SWF file. Check with the individual resource description and suggested uses.
5 resources in this Learning Path

1

Day and Night Animation

http://www.metlink.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/24hrs.swf Added: 15 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Simulation

The earth spins once every 24 hours. The animation demonstrates this concept along with the formation of night and day. Simple brief animation but very visual and clear to understand.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 04. Model of Earth-Sun-Moon System

Suggestions for use: Use the animation to explain the night and day phenomena.

Key Skills: Communicating Managing Information and Thinking

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Earth, Sun and Moon Animation.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienc...s/ages/9_10/earth_sun_moon_fs.shtml Added: 27 Jul 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Adjust the hours and click play to visualise the distance rotated by the Earth and Moon within the time dedicated. Watch as the Earth rotates and turns about its axis. Set pupils observations to record - 12 hours, 24 hours (a day), 1 month, 1 year...etc.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 04. Model of Earth-Sun-Moon System

Suggestions for use: Set students up in groups to analyse the rotation of the Earth and Moon. Set driving questions for students to explore as guidance or allow students to self discover what happens during the day compared to a year.

Key Skills: Communicating Managing Information and Thinking Managing Myself

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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3

Day and Night Animation with Quiz

http://www.childrensuniversity.manc...er/flash/earthandbeyond_b_stamp.swf Added: 06 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Presentation / Simulation

Day and Night Animation from the Children's Hospital of Manchester. The resource is visually friendly to students, most suited to lower ability students. The animation can be paused and time changed to view the earths position at different times throughout the day.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 04. Model of Earth-Sun-Moon System

Suggestions for use: Use the animation in class or set the work for a lower ability group to work on. The presentation has a quiz for students to self assess their understandings of Day-Night.

Key Skills: Communicating Managing Information and Thinking

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Earth and Space - Axis, Moon, Seasons - HWB

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/V..._space/eng/Introduction/default.htm Added: 27 Jul 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan / Simulation

Resource includes interactive whiteboard activities -By carrying out the activities in this lesson pupils will understand: why we have day time and night time on planet Earth, why we have the different seasons and why the moon appears a different shape over the month. Activities include learning activities and animations along with mini assessment activity.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 04. Model of Earth-Sun-Moon System

Suggestions for use: Use the interactive whiteboard activities to guide your lesson. Click on the words to find out the meaning of axis and gravity, play the animation for your groups to discuss the meaning of seasons and view the picture illustration of the phases of the moon. These activities could be assigned to groups to complete with worksheet/ driving question to present information on. Return as class group to assess classes understand of content by using the interactive whiteboard activity 2.

Key Skills: Communicating Managing Information and Thinking Managing Myself

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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5

Length of Day/Night on Planet Earth

http://science.sbcc.edu/physics/flash/LengthofDay.swf Added: 06 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Presentation / Simulation

An excellent animation on the length of day and night as the Earth rotates about it's axis. Students can also see how seasons are formed by viewing the Earth orbiting around the sun. Students can click on each month to view the position of the Earth orbiting the sun.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 04. Model of Earth-Sun-Moon System

Suggestions for use: An excellent animation for higher ability groups to use within your science lesson to discuss how seasons, days and nights happen.

Key Skills: Being Creative Communicating Managing Information and Thinking Working with Others

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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