Earth, Moon & Sun
Use the links below to explore the movements of the earth, moon and sun. Some links are videos while those that are called interactive are websites you can play with and move things around to see the effect the movement has on the earth.
Day and Night
This short video shows how the earth rotates on it's axis, creating day and night.
This short video shows how the earth's tilt can create different seasons on the earth.
Equinoxes & Solstices
This short video shows 4 key times of the year; the two equinoxes and the two solstices.
Moon phases Interactive
Explore the Earth–Sun–Moon system to understand the phases of the Moon using this simulation. Develop your understanding of why the Moon’s appearance changes through a cycle of phases as viewed from Earth.
Click HERE to launch
Why do we have different seasons? (video)
Bill Nye explains the seasons (video)
Near side and Far side of the moon explained (required viewing to 2:15 in the video)
Star Size Comparison (cool video)
Wanderers (cool video)
Powers of 10 (cool)
Carl Sagan Pale Blue Dot (video) - my favourite quote "momentary masters of a fraction of a dot"