The Earth, Moon and Sun STEM Education program provides hands-on and enquiry based learning activities to help students understand the day-night cycle, seasons and the phases of the moon.
We put different earth moon and sun kits together to make this list for STEM curriculum. And this article will help teachers find the right kits more easily.
1, Plywood Earth Moon and Sun Model
This is a simple hand-made 3D model. Students can build a earth, moon and sun kit to understand how they run. The kit contains basswood plywood, screws, foam balls, rubber bands, etc. And we can bring our own colored pens to color the model. But it does not enrich the knowledge of the sun and the earth, and needs to cooperate with the teacher’s explanation.
This model is simple and suitable for students to make by themselves and it’s the lowest price and best seller in the market.
2，Electric earth moon and sun model
Students will practice fine motor skills to build a Sun-Earth-Moon mobile and use it to describe the relative movement of the three objects，and identify some of the differing characteristics of the Sun, Earth and Moon.
The kit contains basswood plywood, battery box, wires, foam balls, motors, etc. We can follow the instructions to make this model. However, the assembly of this model is a bit complicated and needs to be completed under the guidance of the teacher.
3，Plastic earth moon and sun kit
It’s a handmade science kit and the kit contains plastic parts, screws, foam balls, rubber band, etc. Usually, we are using it in schools, classrooms, and home science, etc. Children can follow the instructions to make this model and illuminate three planets with a flashlight to observe the influence of the moon on the earth.
This model is economical and interesting to operate.
4, Sun Earth Moon Orbital Planetarium toy
The earth moon sun planetarium DIY model is made of plastic material and specially designed for scientific experiments. It’s an intuitive teaching model that can vividly depict the relative movement between the earth, the moon, and the sun. Let Kids understand the earth, the moon, the sun movement rules.
Its wholesale price is similar to item 1. But the retail price is very expensive, so consumers feel that the product is not worth it.
5，Illuminated Sun, Earth & Moon Orbital Model
This three dimensional model represents the earth’s changing position with regard to the sun and the moon. Model features a 5.9″ diameter sun, 4″ diameter earth and a 1″ diameter moon. Both the earth and the moon are situated on metal rods, and can be moved to show relative motion and position.It’s equipped with a 12V bulb that is located inside of the sun to show the effect that sunlight has on the earth and the moon. Requires two AA batteries.
But the retail price is very high and not affordable for most people.
6, Professional earth moon and sun model
This earth moon and sun model allows students to study the motion of the Earth and Moon around the sun and demonstrates the science behind phenomena such as seasons, phases of the moon, eclipses, and tides. It’s a professional model and designed exactly as the knowledge.
The Earth can be manually moved to show its rotation around the Sun. And the Moon can be moved to show its rotation around the Earth. The Sun has a bulb inside which demonstrates the effect that sunlight has on the Earth and Moon.
This model has the same functions as Item 5, and the retail price is about $50.