The Earth and the Sun

When Elise arrive at Pre School on Wednesday morning she told me that the Earth went around the Sun. We found a clip on YouTube to show the 4 year olds how this happens. We also noticed that while the Earth was going around the Sun it was also spinning on its axis. We put a tub in the middle of the mat and pretended it was the Sun. Then, using our bodies as Earth, we spun as we moved around the Sun. We were soon very dizzy! WE also discussed that it takes 24 hours for the Earth to do one revolution , creating day and night and 365 days for the Earth to go completed around the sun, creating the seasons. This is a great example of using the 3a Approach to Notice-Nudge-Narrate and ensure that children are always increasing their knowledge.

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