Journey through space, the final frontier. Navigate beyond the Sun, the magnificent, blazing star at the centre of our Solar System. Investigate the eight planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Take a look at the Moon, a celestial body that orbits Earth. Programme a rover to traverse a lunar landscape and work scientifically to investigate gravity, and what happens when there is none. Compare the times of day at different places on the Earth and use GPS satellite navigation systems to track hidden treasure. Get in a spin making simple models of the Solar System and listen to the haunting sounds of space themed songs. Then it’s 3, 2, 1, blast off. Build and launch a rocket for an important test mission. Exploring space is probably the greatest adventure that humankind has ever undertaken. Are we alone? Or are there other life forms out there?
See below for our key vocabulary and videos for the topic
asteroid astronaut atmosphere Apollo 11 comet crater Jupiter lunar
Mercury Mars meteoroid Neptune Newton planet orbit satellite
Saturn star Sun telescope Uranus Universe Venus crescent
gibbous waning waxing
Exploring Our Solar System: Planets and Space for Kids - FreeSchool
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Ordering the Planets in our Solar System using fruit. Yes FRUIT! Saints class had a great time and even ordered and labelled them :)
For the week beginning 17.01.22 Saints class have hopped from researching the Solar System to programming and finding an algorithm to get our Bee-Bot from start all the way to the moon without crashing into a meteoroid. We did it!
Programming a rout/algorithm
Today (24.01.22) during topic Saints Class also used their Science skills when investigating Mass, Newton meters and gravity.