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Craters on the Moon
Why are the Moon’s craters such different shapes and sizes?
Craters on the Moon Extension Video (Portuguese intro)
Earth on Earth
Using a globe in the sunshine to show how day/night and the seasons work
Earth on Earth    
Eclipse the lollipop
Modelling eclipses of the Moon and the Sun with a ball, lollipops and a bright light
Eclipse the lollipop    
Hor or not?
Investigating how latitude affects the amount of solar radiation received
Hot or not?    
Jaffa moon
Modelling the phases of the Moon using Jaffa CakesTM
Jaffa moon    
Lollipop moon
Modelling the phases of the Moon with a ball, lollipops and a bright light
Lollipop moon    
Playground planets
Modelling the relative sizes of the planets and their distances from the Sun
Playground planets Extension  
Polystyrene moon
Visualising the phases of the Moon using a ball on a stick
Polystyrene moon    
Screaming roller coaster
How fast am I travelling (due to Earth’s spin and Earth’s orbit)?
Screaming roller coaster    
Seasons: the effect of our tilted Earth
An indoor demonstration explaining the changing seasons
Seasons    
Why does the Sun disappear?
Demonstrate what happens when the Moon hides the Sun
Why does the Sun disappear?