Tuesday, 12 June 2018

How does night and day happen by Akanesi

At the beginning of the term we learnt about the concept of night and day. We did different learning tasks related to this concept. For one of my reading tasks I did a reading Jigsaw task - take a look at the clip below.

Reading Jigsaw with Ms Aireen from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

I also wrote an explanation about how night and day happens. I used the information from my reading group jigsaw task to complete this writing tasks. Read my explanation below:

How Day & Night Happens

Do you know how Day & Night happens? Well, I know how it happens. According to my research and information that I’ve summarised and found that...

The Sun is the biggest planet in the Solar System and is also the biggest star. It’s also in the middle of the Solar System which means the Earth is the third-closest to the Sun. Our planet orbits around the Sun in order for us to get heat and sunlight - we also get Day time because of the Sun. The Earth takes 12 hours to orbit the Sun that’s why we have 12 hours for Day - and also plus night which equals 24 hours altogether.

The Moon is the fifth-largest Moon in the Solar system. It’s the ONLY natural permanent satellite that the Earth has. The light from the Moon isn’t actually from the Moon. How it happens is that the light from the Sun reflects on to the Moon which leads to us getting light during night time. Some people think that the Moon just creates its own light when really, the Sun is just reflecting it’s light on to the Moon.

Moving on, the Earth rotates around the Sun. The Earth rotates on its axis and as it rotates around the Sun and also around itself, it turns one side of the globe to the Sun, and the other side away from the Sun which causes it to be night time. For example, since New Zealand and America are on opposite sides of the world - in America, it is night time while here in NZ, it’s day time. That’s how we have Day & Night time.    

By now, you will understand the idea of how night and day happens. It is because of the position of the Earth, Sun and Moon!

My class and I were then given the task to apply what we learnt to create an oral presentation that shows how night and day happens. We were given the SOLO Rubric to help create this oral presentation.Click here to view the SOLO rubric. Take a look at the oral presentation put together by my group related to night and day.

How Night and Day Happens - Extended Version from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

After  making this oral presentation my group and I have realised that we made a few mistakes and have reflected on ways we could improve on the making of this clip. When the earth rotates on its axis it does not spin on its top like the way we showed you in the clip. It actually stays upright instead of turning and it gradually moves around the sun. I look forward to creating more clips like this with my peers to help explain our thinking about different topics. We enjoyed presenting our learning in this way.

1 comment:

  1. Talofa Kia Manawanui,
    I was apart of making the video of How day and night happens and I really enjoyed working with all of the girls that I worked with! We were able to finish it in time which shows that we are able to focus on something and get it done. This is really awesome and I hope to make another video similar to this!

    By,
    Lydia.

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