Space Week 2016

Last week was Space Week. All the classes learned loads about space. In Fourth Class, we learned lots about the British astronaut Tim Peake and his work on the International Space Station.

Ms Cavanagh taught us a rhyme to help remember the order of the planets. It is My Very Eager Mother Just Said You’re Not Polite. – Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto (dwarf planet)

Our teacher also showed us the size of the planets if they were fruits. The smallest planet Mercury is the size of a lentil and Jupiter is the size of a cabbage! All the classes came to have a look at the display.

 

 

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We did an investigation as to why the soil on Mars is red. We discovered it is because the soil contains Iron and iron is a metal that rusts causing the soil to go red.

 

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Overall, Space week was really fun and we learned loads!

By Katie Simms

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