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An artist's impression of the Earth showing Australia
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Publication Date: 02 September 2014

This online resource demonstrates why we have night and day.

The Flash-based interactive resource shows different views of the Earth as it rotates, showing how this causes day and night.

Type of Resources: Video/animation
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 3 > Science Inquiry Skills > Questioning and Predicting > With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated... > ACSIS053
  • Year 3 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > Earth’s rotation on its axis causes regular changes, including night and day > ACSSU048
  • Year 3 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships > ACSHE050
The Moon
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Publication Date: 02 September 2014

This weblink is to an information resource which helps teachers understand the possible misconceptions students hold about day and night.

Type of Resources: Teacher background info
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 3 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > Earth’s rotation on its axis causes regular changes, including night and day > ACSSU048
An artist's impression of the Earth
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Publication Date: 31 August 2014

This online resource details a series of activities that examine how earthquakes are recorded and gives explanations as to why they occur.

Type of Resources: Weblink
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 9 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > Select and use appropriate equipment, including digital technologies, to... > ACSIS166
  • Year 9 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Analyse patterns and trends in data, including describing relationships between... > ACSIS169
  • Year 9 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > The theory of plate tectonics explains global patterns of geological activity... > ACSSU180
  • Year 9 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > Scientific understanding, including models and theories, are contestable and... > ACSHE157
A magnifying glass
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Publication Date: 21 August 2014

An online resource to get younger kids thinking about the differences between day and night.

Type of Resources: Weblink
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 1 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Living things have a variety of external features > ACSSU017
  • Year 2 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves > ACSSU030
  • Year 3 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > Earth’s rotation on its axis causes regular changes, including night and day > ACSSU048
  • Year Foundation > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in,... > ACSHE013
Artist's representation of planets
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Publication Date: 17 July 2014

This online resource is a web page that provides access to a downloadable quiz on the solar system in PDF form.

Type of Resources: Student worksheet
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 7 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > Predictable phenomena on Earth, including seasons and eclipses, are caused by... > ACSSU115