This song covers Earth’s rotation and revolution and how these movements are described as days and years. Try pairing students to act out the movements of the earth around the sun and Earth around its axis. Also, try having one pair of students act out the earth and sun while the rest of the students sing the song.
Tune: Frere Jacques
Earth’s rotation, round its axis,
Spinning round, every day,
Twenty-four hours are,
In just one rotation,
Earth rotates, once each day.
Revolution, Earth moves in space,
‘Round the sun, once each year,
In one revolution,
Earth revolves, ‘round the sun.