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Our Big Idea Poem

I look up from Earth and try to see,

The planets looking back at me.

I gaze at the bright and distant stars,

And search for Mercury, Venus and Mars.

 

I squint at the Milky Way up high,

And look for Jupiter in the sky.

Where are Saturn, Uranus and Neptune?

They’re far away, high like the moon.

 

A telescope would be best

For spotting Pluto and the rest

I look to the planets in the sky.

Picture 1 Immerse into our Space dome
Picture 2 Entering another galaxy in our classroom
Picture 3 Entering another galaxy in our classroom
Picture 4 Entering another galaxy in our classroom
Picture 5 Entering another galaxy in our classroom
Picture 6 Exploring gravity - changing the centre of gravity
Picture 7 Exploring gravity - changing the centre of gravity
Picture 8 Exploring gravity - changing the centre of gravity
Picture 9 Using clay to investigate layers of the Earth
Picture 10 Using clay to investigate layers of the Earth
Picture 11 Phases of the Moon with Oreo cookies

CALLING ALL NASA ENGINEERS!

 

We were set a task to investigate whether some materials would be suitable in space. We looked at aluminium cans to use as an engine for a space satellite. Before we could confirm this to our NASA engineers, we tested the material. Take a look at how we put space to our classroom to test this materials. Check out our creative investigation reports, too. 

 

Challenge: 3 of our cans didn't work - can you suggest reasons why and how we could improve this?

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After testing materials, we then used recyclable materials to create our very own satellite. When designing, we had to think about what we could use as our energy sourc and communicative device to send back our findings to planet Earth. 

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