5 Earth facts to celebrate Earth Day 2016

5. Earth is a terrestrial planet meaning it has these characteristics compared with Jovian planets: Smaller size and mass Higher density of rock and metal Solid surface Closer to the Sun Warmer surface Few moons No rings 4. Earth's continents used to be one giant super-continent called Pangaea that existed around 200-300 million years ago. … Continue reading 5 Earth facts to celebrate Earth Day 2016

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5 cool facts about our planets…

5. Venus rotates in the opposite direction to Earth so the Sun rises in the west and sets in the east. It also rotates very slowly so its days and nights are very long. 4. The 'no atmosphere' temperature of Earth is 3 degrees Fahrenheit (-16 Celsius). Without the Greenhouse Effect our oceans would freeze … Continue reading 5 cool facts about our planets…

Top 10 Solar System facts so far…

10. The total number of stars in all the galaxies is comparable to the number of dry sand grains on all the beaches on Earth. There are about 100 billion galaxies and the total number of stars in all those galaxies is about 1000 billion per galaxy. 9. We are always in motion: We spin … Continue reading Top 10 Solar System facts so far…

Year 5, MARS & STEM in Term 1

What an awesome term of STEM we had in year 5! The main objectives were to learn about the planet Mars, space missions to Mars, the role of NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the people that work there, discover if humans could live on Mars and what life would be like there. So, … Continue reading Year 5, MARS & STEM in Term 1

Pluto, polygons and Sphero

Today's Sphero lesson with my two year 4 classes focused on coding Sphero to trace polygons on the floor. Students were not very¬†familiar with polygons and some of the other terms in the lesson, however, during the starter it was evident that some girls had some knowledge, enough for the lesson at least. Students were … Continue reading Pluto, polygons and Sphero