February 2, 2016

Episode 5: Space



The Insiders go to astronaut camp and find out about gravity, friction, rocket propulsion – and a demo of distillation inspired by space wee! Watch more episodes here!

TEACHERS TIPS 

Temperature

Subject: Geography
Strand/ Strand Unit: Temperature
Class: 3rd & 4th
• use simple equipment to make detailed weather observations and recordings of phenomena

Subject: Science
Strand/ Strand Unit: Energy & Forces/Heat
Class: 3rd & 4th
• recognise that temperature is a measurement of how hot something is
• measure changes in temperature using a thermometer

Data Analysis

Subject: Maths
Strand Unit: Data/Representing & Interpreting Data
Class: 3rd & 4th
• use data sets to solve and complete practical tasks and problems
Class: 5th & 6th
• use data sets to solve problems
• explore and calculate averages of simple data sets
• compile and use simple data sets

Power, Electricity Generation & Transfer of Energy

Subject: Science
Strand Unit: Energy & Forces/Magnetism & Electricity
Class: 3rd & 4th
• learn about electrical energy
• investigate current electricity by constructing simple circuits

Class: 5th & 6th
• learn about electrical energy
• investigate current electricity by constructing simple circuits

Forces & Gravity

Subject: Science
Strand Unit: Energy & Forces/Forces
Class: 3rd & 4th
• investigate falling objects
• explore how objects may be moved
• explore the effect of friction on movement through experimenting with toys and objects on various surfaces
Class: 5th & 6th
• identify and explore how objects and materials may be moved
• come to appreciate that gravity is a force
• become aware that objects have weight because of the pull of gravity
• explore how levers may be used to help lift different objects

Air Pressure & Weather Conditions
Subject: Geography
Strand Unit: Natural Environments/Weather, Climate & Atmosphere
Class: 5th & 6th
• use simple equipment to make detailed weather observations and recordings of phenomena
Weight
Subject: Maths
Strand Unit: Measures/Weight
Class: 5th & 6th
• rename measures of weight
• estimate and measure weight using appropriate metric units

Subject: Science
Strand Unit: Energy & Forces/Forces
Class: 5th & 6th
• become aware that objects have weight because of the pull of gravity
Subject: Maths
Measures/Time
Class: 3rd & 4th
• estimate, compare, measure and record the weight of a wide variety of objects using appropriate metric units (kg, g) and selecting suitable instruments of measurement

Space, Solar System, Moon & Planets, Atmosphere

Subject: Science
Strand Unit: Energy & Forces/Heat
Class: 3rd & 4th
• understand that the sun is the Earth’s most important heat source
Subject: Geography
Strand Unit: Natural environments/Planet Earth in space
Class: 5th & 6th
• recognize that the Earth, its moon, the sun, other planets and their satellites are separate bodies and are parts of the solar system

 

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