Year 5 Earth and Space Sciences Resources
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Earth’s neighbours to scale poster
This link downloads the A3 sized Adobe Acrobat version of the poster: Earths_neighbours_to_scale_A3_poster (Note that poster is 19m in size and will take longer than usual to download).
Sun, Earth and Moon scale poster
Download and display this poster to amaze your students with just how large the Sun is compared to the Earth and Moon.
This link downloads the A3 sized Adobe Acrobat version of the poster: Sun_Earth_Moon_scale poster
Scale model of the Sun, Earth and Moon
Space is big! Just how big is difficult to comprehend. One starting point on the journey to attempt to understand how big space is is to look at the distance between the Sun, the Earth and Moon. If you have a few spare minutes, a 25 meter measuring tape and access to a printer (to print two A4 pages) you can make your own simplified model of the Sun, the Earth and Moon.
Using this resource with your students would allow you to achieve part of one of the following elaborations from either the Year 3 or the Year 5 The Australian Curriculum, Science / Science Understanding / Earth and space science content areas. Go here to download the resource.
Scale model of the solar system
Make this pre-prepared resource with your students to discover just how empty space is in our solar system. You only need 50 metres of string, the labels and some sticky tape. Go here to download the resource.
Measuring the sky ‘Cross staff angle measurer’
Scale posters comparing the size of the Earth, Moon, Pluto and Charon
2020 Jupiter Saturn Planetary Conjunction
Download the poster: 2020_jupiter_saturn_close_encounter_poster_a3_size