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Resource of the Week

Resource
of the Week
15 September - 21 September 2018

NASA Science Solar System Exploration

This is an interactive guide to our solar system from NASA. The site contains high definition animations of each of the eight planets in the solar system as well as providing statistics, facts and an image of the week.

How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Planet Earth in Space

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the dangers of sunlight for skin and eyesight

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Planet Earth in Space

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the influence of the sun on atmospheric conditions
  • develop a simple understanding of the interrelationship of these bodies, including day and night and seasonal movements
  • recognise that the Earth, its moon, the sun, other planets and their satellites are separate bodies and are parts of the solar system
NASA Science Solar System Exploration image

Why is it Resource of the Week?

  1. Helps pupils to visualise the planets in space
  2. Provides figures and measurements that can be linked to Maths lessons
  3. Helps stimulate an interest in STEM subjects
  4. Enables pupils to hone their skills when working with digital technologies
  5. Can help stimulate ideas for creative writing
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