The Earth, Moon and Sun Lessons Plans for Year 3/4


Summary of Lesson Plans:

In this series of lesson plans, students learn all about the Earth, Sun and Moon through a great set of highly-engaging and hands on activities. This unit includes a high-level of ICT through the use of iPads, digital cameras and computers. The investigation that is within the unit, has been set up to Bloom’s and allows students to evaluate their own performance. There is also a teacher rubric to assist in assessing students throughout their investigations.

Australian Curriculum Links:

Year 3 Science:
  • Earth’s rotation on its axis causes regular changes, including night and day (ACSSU048)
  • With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and predict what might happen based on prior knowledge (ACSIS053)
  • Suggest ways to plan and conduct investigations to find answers to questions(ACSIS054)
  • Safely use appropriate materials, tools or equipment to make and record observations, using formal measurements and digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS055)
  • Compare results with predictions, suggesting possible reasons for findings (ACSIS215)
  • Reflect on the investigation, including whether a test was fair or not (ACSIS058)

Lesson Plans:


  • Bloom’s Science Investigation Evaluation Questions (Below)
  • Anecdotal Notes
  • Student Evidence from Investigation





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