Earth and Space KS2 Science. Explore the Solar System, recognise the planets and find out about the Hubble Space Telescope with these great free to use teaching resources.
Earth And Space Interactive
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.
Galaxies Galore Lesson Plan
In these activities students will become acquainted with the structure of their home galaxy, learn the location of the solar system in the Milky Way galaxy, and identify the three main types of galaxies: spiral, elliptical, and irregular.
The Hubble Space Telescope - information site site, ideal for more able KS2 pupils.
Planets - Decision Tree Interactive
An activity to sort items associated with planets using a branching tree diagram. A difficult concept to teach, this activity helps structure the sorting by allowing small numbers of items to be sorted first by asking yes/no questions. Introduce additional items by moving them down the tree, adding questions as required to further separate the items.
Space - Mock Web Site Interactive
A mock web site with links and a search function, based around a popular non-fiction subject - space - to support reading for a purpose.
Learn to recognise the planets with this simple game.