Are there Aliens?
Levels 1 and 2
NZC Achievement Objectives
Te Mātauranga o Aotearoa
Astronomy: Discuss ideas about the Sun and the Moon and their effects on the Earth.
Ranginui: Ka whakawhitiwhiti whakaaro mō Tama-nui-terā me te Marama, me ngā pānga ki a Papatūānuku.
Learning Intentions are from the Ministry of Education
Integration ideas are from the Ministry of Education
Discuss objects in space and the obvious patterns associated with them.
Students can discuss their ideas about the shape, colour, size, and distance from Earth of the Sun, planets, and stars.
Investigate the main components of the solar system, their interrelationships, and patterns associated with them.
Students can explore and demonstrate the shape, colour, size, and distance from Earth of the Sun, the Moon, and the planets of our solar system.
The Arts (Drama): Establish an imaginary space, such as a forest, island, or cave, as the setting for dramatic play.
Mathematics and Statistics (Statistics): Classify environmental events, such as “the sun will rise tomorrow”, “the grass will turn brown tomorrow”, “it will snow when it’s hot”, as certain, possible, or impossible.