Earth and Space: Day, Night and Time Zones

  • Lesson 3 of 6
  • Year Group: 5
  • Key Stage: KS2

SKU: S5IL80133

This lesson explores the rotation of the Earth on its axis by thinking about why shadows move throughout the day and why the Sun appears to move across the sky. By the end of the lesson, the children will be able to explain why we have night and day and why the Earth's rotation causes different parts of the world to have different time zones.

What's included in Earth and Space: Day, Night and Time Zones:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Time Zone sheet