Children are naturally curious about events that take place in the sky. In this lesson, students learned about the Sun, Moon, and stars in the sky and to describe the apparent motion of these common objects across the sky and predictable patterns that occur each day. The teaching of these topics helps to enhance student observations and encourage analysis of predictable patterns and gain an understanding of the patterns, which are natural events that have occurred in the past, can be used to predict future appearances in the sky.
Students learnt about how the movements of the Earth, Moon, and Sun affect different phenomena on Earth, including day and night, the seasons, tides, and phases of the Moon. The objective of the lesson was to explain the Sun moon and solar and lunar eclipses.
To help students grasp the concept, conducting hands-on learning activities is a fun and very engaging method. Being hands-on is especially important because it allows students to engage in kinaesthetic learning, where a student carries out physical activities rather than listening to a lecture. ‘Doing’ helps them to gain a better understanding of the material.