How to be a Scientist - Lesson plans

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Discover the skills it takes to become a scientist in DK’s new science book for kids with science presenter and comedian Steve Mould.

Being a scientist isn’t just about wearing a lab coat and performing science experiments in test tubes. It’s about looking at the world and trying to figure out how it works.

Download this Space: The Relationship of the Earth and the Moon Lesson Plan for KS2 (ages 7 to 9)

  • Use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the Sun across the sky
  • Describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth
  • Describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies
  • Plus class activities and a suggested quiz.
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