Science / Year 5 / Science Understanding / Earth and space sciences / ACSSU078

Year 5 Science:

The Earth is part of a system of planets orbiting around a star (the sun).


•identifying the planets of the solar system and comparing how long they take to orbit the sun.

•modelling the relative size of and distance between Earth, other planets in the solar system and the sun.

•recognising the role of the sun as a provider of energy for the Earth.


Click on the following link to see the digital resource I created on Scoop. It!

Our Solar System

Name of teaching resource

Our Solar System


Weblink (if web based)


Who should this digital teaching resource be used with? (ie year/grade)

This has been designed for use with a Year 5 Class.


How should it be used? (e.g. individual, whole class)

This resource is to be used for a whole class lesson. Although there is an opportunity for students to spend a portion of the lesson to do some individual learning tasks. It does conclude with a whole class review of what has been learned.


Which subject or learning area would it be most appropriate to use in?

This is a Science lesson.


Identify the strengths of this teaching resource

I found it an effective and timely way to design my first lesson. It was simple to use. I could search the internet to find suitable sources of information and then attach it to my “Scoop. It!” page. Adding pictures to make it aesthetically pleasing was also a simple task. As for the student’s ease of use and navigation, I think that it is clear and concise in how to move through each “Scoop” and progress through the content.


Identify any weaknesses of this teaching resource

I found that the resources you attach to your “Scoop. It!” can allow students to click on a link within the webpage and become lost. Close supervision, I think would be needed to guide the students who are not digitally fluent to maintain flow of the lesson.


Explain any ideas you may have for further use of this teaching resource

I would love to use this resource to create more lessons to see what potential it could present. Also I think it could be used for students to add content to, for example; a space that they could see all of their sources for a project they were working on in a group. I could see opportunity to create and learn together.



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