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"I love the resources, they're nicely linked to curriculum objectives and easy to pick up. Especially good for the
science-phobic amongst us as the ideas are all there."
Kay Wilkie, Year 6 teacher
A short discussion topic suitable for all of KS2 linking with the topics Earth and space and light and space. This image is of a small asteroid called Dimorphos. The photo was taken by NASA’s DART spacecraft just 11 seconds before it deliberately smashed into the asteroid in September 2022.
This ten-minute activity, linking to speaking and listening, is ideal for use at the beginning of the day or during transition times, such as after lunch. Pupils will be challenged to guess what the image is by answering the questions shown on the first slide of the PowerPoint. This could be done on the whiteboard or through discussion with a partner. Once pupils have finished, click through to the next slide to reveal the answers. This discussion topic is also suitable for year 3, year 4, year 5, year 6 P3, P4, P5, P6 and P7.
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