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# Science / Year 3 / Science Understanding / Earth and space sciences

Curriculum content descriptions

Earthâ€™s rotation on its axis causes regular changes, including night and day (ACSSU048)

Elaborations
• recognising the sun as a source of light
• constructing sundials and investigating how they work
• describing timescales for the rotation of the Earth
• modelling the relative sizes and movement of the sun, Earth and moon
General capabilities
• Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Day,  Night,  Earth rotation

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