Life on Earth

Aimed at pupils aged 7-11, this activity links the topics of living things and their habitats with earth and space. Students will discuss the diversity of life on Earth and how life is linked via food-chains and food-webs. They will explore factors that make Earth a special place in our Solar System, and how space scientists look for life on other planets.

An extension activity allows students to use the knowledge learned to design their own planet. A ‘Design a Planet’ worksheet is provided.

Dydd a Nos

Wedi’i anelu at ddisgyblion 7-11 oed, mae’r gweithgaredd hwn yn rhoi cyfle ymarferol i'r disgyblion i ddysgu am y dydd a’r nos. Gan ddefnyddio pêl o play-doh a thortsh, bydd y disgyblion yn darganfod sut mae cylchdro'r Ddaear yn achosi’r dydd a’r nos.

Life on Earth

The timeline of life evolving on Earth
Credit: LadyofHats

Life on Earth has taken billions of years to evolve. Life is characterised as anything which has the following traits:

Earth's Moon

The Moon at Last Quarter Phase
Credit: NSO

The Moon is the Earth's only natural satellite. We know it as 'the Moon' but scientists sometimes call it Luna. The word 'lunar' means 'relating to the Moon'.