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The Sun, Earth and The Moon Orbiter Model

The Sun, Earth and The Moon Orbiter Model

The Sun, Earth and The Moon Orbiter Model

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SKU 4A015

Description / The Sun, Earth and The Moon Orbiter Model

Use this model to help demonstrate day, night, seasons and phases of the Moon in your classroom. Students have common misconceptions why the Sun “disappears” at night time or that the Sun moves behind hills or the Moon. By using this model you can investigate the following:

  • How the Earth’s rotation causes day and night.
  • How the Earth’s revolution around the Sun and the tilt of its axis causes seasons.
  • Why the Sun rises in the east and sets in the west.
  • Why there are eclipses and more.
  • The Sun, Earth and the Moon revolve around one another on this gear driven model.

Includes teachers activity guide. Requires 2 x AA batteries (not included). Measures 410 x 300mm tall and the Sun measures 150mm diameter.

More Information

GTIN Code 849230002572
Alternative Codes M4A015

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Customer Reviews

Review by Diver
I think this model should be in every primary science room. IF I had more money, I'd buy four more (one for each table group). Clearly shows how axis tilt affects the height of the sun in the sky and daylight hours (Year 3 day/night/seasons/phases of the moon). The model's limitations are catalysts for generating Year 5 understanding e.g. the model shows the moon's orbit in the same orbital plane as the Earth around the sun: so why don't we have eclipses twice a month? Relative size and distance of the objects: if the moon was that big, how big would the sun have to be and where would it be for the model to be true to scale?
Great product
Review by Tinker
Two grandchildren age four and six loved finding out about eclipse of the sun. A great teaching tool and fun for children.

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