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Looking for Science plans that engage students, inspire curiosity and take planning off your to-do list? This Year Two Earth and Space Science unit includes everything you need, from lesson plans and PowerPoint slides, through to experiments and assessment.


Through this unit, students recognise Earth is a planet in the solar system and identify patterns in the changing position of the sun, moon, planets and stars in the sky.


|| Updated 2024||


What's included?

Earth and Space Science PowerPoint:

  • 200 + slides.

  • Vocabulary loading slides.

  • Lesson aligned slides with warm-ups, content and conclusions.

  • Hyperlinked contents.

  • Bonus templates.


12 x Detailed Lesson Plans

  • 70+ pages of activities and lessons.

  • Learning intentions.

  • Detailed steps.

  • Resource lists.

  • Activities with flexible options.

  • Assessment rubric.

  • Cover pages.


Lesson Outline

Lesson 1: Zooming In - Identifying and describing celestial objects.

Lesson 2: Down to Earth - Exploring planet Earth.

Lesson 3: Planet Passport - Exploring and researching planets.

Lesson 4: Excursion to the Moon - Creating a Moon diorama / Moon calendar to take home.

Lesson 5: Sunny, with a Chance of Orbit - Creating a moving diagram of the Sun, Earth and Moon.

Lesson 6: Going Through a Phase - Exploring Moon phases.

Lesson 7: Dialling into Science - Creating a sundial.

Lesson 8: Shadow Safari - Investigating shadows using plastic figurines.

Lesson 9: Science in the Stars - Designing a constellation projector.

Lesson 10: Creating constellations - Creating constellations and relating to cultural knowledge.

Lesson 11: Patterns in the sky - Describing long and short term patters.

Lesson 12: Assessment - Postcards to an alien. Writing postcards responding to question prompts.


Bonus: This unit has recently been revised and updated to align with the Australian V9 curriculum. The old unit has also been included as a separate file via Dropbox and Google Drive. Please note that some lessons have been integrated and refreshed from other year levels, to align with curriculum updates.

As this original content differs significantly from the updated version, the lesson information is listed below.


Earth & Space Science V8 Curriculum: Water and Sustainability (Original Unit - Not updated).

Earth and Space Science PowerPoint:

  • 90 + slides.

  • Vocabulary warm-up slides

  • Activity slides linked to each lesson plan.

10 x Detailed Lesson Plans:

  • Includes learning intentions.

  • Detailed steps.

  • Resource lists.

50+ Pages of Activity sheets:

Topics include:

  • Recognising Resources.

  • Exploring Natural Resources.

  • Using Natural Resources.

  • Wonderful Water Cycle.

  • Water Source!

  • Water Spies.

  • Water Washers

  • Our Sustainable School.

  • Sustainable Systems.

  • Optional Assessment: 'On the Gram'.

Optional versions of most resources have been included, to cater to the needs of your students.


Year Two Earth & Space Science Unit | Australian Curriculum V8 & V9 |

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