Been reading few articles about how to teach children the solar system.
Fruit can be used to represent the comparative size of the planets, which planet would be a watermelon, a grapefruit, a blueberry, a large apple, a peppercorn and a small orange? Which two would be cherry tomatoes?
As a homework task, ask pupils to find out an interesting fact about one of the planets and add this information to a learning wall.
Other useful materials for primary pupils include this space-themed word search,word mat and colouring sheet by Seeme Resources. There’s also a poem about spaceships. Follow-up activities could include building a rocket, conducting a class survey to find out how many people believe there is life on other planets and writing a short story about a journey into space. These space-themed page borders and writing frames by Twinkl could also bring some colour to the exercise.
How to teach space and the solar system; https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2014/sep/29/how-to-teach-space-planets-astronomy-solar-system; 11/10/2016
TEACHERS USING SUBTITLED VIDEO AS A TEACHING AID IN THE CLASSROOM GAIN MANY BENEFITS INCLUDING GREATER STUDENT INTEREST AND IMPROVED READING AND LITERACY SKILLS.
As educators, our aim is to get students energized and engaged in the hands-on learning process, and video is clearly an instructional medium that is compelling and generates a much greater amount of interest and enjoyment than the more traditional printed material. Using sight and sound, video is the perfect medium for students who are auditory or visual learners. With the added use of subtitles each child then has the choice to watch, listen to, or read each presentation. Video stimulates and engages students creating interest and maintaining that interest for longer periods of time, and it provides an innovative and effective means for educators to address and deliver the required curriculum content.
VIDEO CREATES AN EXPERIENCE
The benefits of using video in education includes providing a sensory experience that allows concepts and ideas to actually become an experience and come to life as students are guided through each adventure.
VIDEO AS A FLEXIBLE TEACHING MEDIUM
The more interested and engaged students are, and the more interactive each learning session is, the more students will enjoy, learn from and retain information from the lesson. Can pause or rewind which helps the students to analyse and process what they are being taught on.
EFFECTIVELY USING VIDEO IN THE CLASSROOM
The benefits of using educational video in the classroom; http://www.zaneeducation.com/educational-video/education-and-video.php; 11/10/2016