The Day the Earth Caught Fire

This resource is suitable for Key Stage Three cross curricular teaching usi
This resource is suitable for Key Stage Three cross curricular teaching usi




Medium (5-11 activities)

This resource is comprised of two parts the PowerPoint presentation The Day the Earth Caught Fire, which can be used in class with your students, and this document, which contains teachers' notes and activities to accompany the presentation.


The resource contains a synopsis, clips and stills from the film, discussion ideas, UK-wide cross-curricular links and a range of activities with supporting worksheets. The Real Time Tasks should

be completed under timed conditions to create a sense of urgency because they are designed to immerse the students in the world of the film. The guide times include the time that it will take to watch

the clip. You can display a timer on your board to help students work with pace.


The resource is linked to the three scientific areas of study - physics, chemistry and biology science departments may wish to initiate ‘collaborative teaching' on this project.

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This Resource Supports

  • Citizenship
  • English
  • Geography
  • Biology
  • Science
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

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