This half term the children have been learning some exciting facts about space by becoming space explorers. For our entry point we worked in groups to design and build a rocket to deliver supplies from Earth to the space station. The children had fun making a pinhole viewer to record the size of the Sun, creating the solar system to compare the size of the planets and their distance from the Sun and about the movements of the Earth, Sun and Moon and how they affect us.
Did you know?
In terms of size, the Sun is over a million times bigger than the Earth. The Moon, by comparison, is only one-sixth the size of Earth. If you imagine the Sun is a beach ball, the Earth is about the size of a pea and the Moon is the size of a pepper.