This animated clip explains how we always see the same side of the Moon and that the Moon used to spin much faster and has since become gravitationally tidally locked to the Earth. This is the case with most moons within the solar system. www.stem.org.uk/rx33u7
Aimed at primary learners, this resource provides a lesson which looks at the phases of the Moon and how we observe it from the Earth. A detailed lesson plan incorporates subject knowledge, classroom activities, structured educational films, possible misconceptions and questions which check understanding. The film clips show the phases of the moon, the first…
This mini rocket uses a light-weight plastic water bottle (500 ml) with a nozzle. The bottle has a small amount of ethanol in it, which is vapourised then ignited, and the mini rocket fires off. In this demo we use a piece of guttering as a rocket launching track.