LEARNING ABOUT THE SOLAR SYSTEM

How far away is the Sun? Why does the Moon change its shape? Can we live on other planets?... Some of these questions are rushing around our student’s heads. How do we solve all these questions? The solar system is vast and complex, but that doesn't mean it should be inaccessible to students. Even young primary students can grasp basic concepts about space, like the concept of planetary orbit and the relationship between the Earth, the Sun, and the Moon.

Also, learning about space can allow our students to gain a greater appreciation of the fragility of planet Earth and raise awareness that we need to take care of it.

What we do is to begin with the basics and provide them with a combination of illustrations, videos, experiments, books, worksheets and crafts. This is an excellent way to introduce children to simple concepts and lessons on the solar system as well as more advanced concepts. With lots of creativity we create resources and apply them in our classrooms to achieve meaningful learning: posters, models and games are a must.

When learning experience is multisensory and playful, it enhances different learning rhythms and promotes curiosity and research. In order to guarantee the understanding and acquisition of these concepts in English, we rely on interdisciplinary scaffolding. In this way, some subjects support others in the learning process, and the result is more meaningful and contextualized.

 

Learning science in English has never been more exciting!