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 Junk! Text
Did you know there’s a whole host of man-made objects, floating around thousands of miles away in space? Known as “space junk“, they’re orbiting the Earth at this very moment. In fact, space agencies in the USA and Russia recently estimated that it could be getting a bit cramped out there, with trillions of tiny pieces of the stuff!
Learn to recognise the planets with this simple game.