Resource 1: Modelling night and day
Teacher resource for planning or adapting to use with pupils
Why do we get night and day?
You can use a simple model to help you find out the answer to this question.
You will need:
- a large ball to show the Earth
- a torch to show the sun
- Use the ball and torch to investigate why we get night and day – see below
- Explain how your model shows the difference between night and day.
Original source: Oxford Science Programme 2 – 1991 Oxford University Press
3. Representing the solar system
Resource 2: Day and night questionnaire