31 October 2014

Our Solar System Word Clouds

Room 7 learned how to use tagul.com to make a word cloud. We were very pleased with the results. Here are some of our Solar System word clouds.





How Far are the Planets?

We made a table to show how far the planets are from the sun:

Pluto is the coldest planet because it is furthest from the sun.  (Mere & Nesi)
Venus is the brightest planet because it's thick atmosphere reflects light from the sun. (Victoria)
Earth is the only planet with oxygen so people can live there. (Phoenix& Paige)
The oxygen on the others planets turned into carbon dioxide. (Paige)
Uranus is the only planet that spins on it's side. (Pote)
Neptune is also very cold because it is far from the sun. (Zahra)
There is a possibility humans might be able to live on Mars. (Jasmine)
Uranus is the third largest planet in the solar system. (Aj)
Mercury is the smallest planet. (Sylis)
Pluto has five known moons. (Bianca)
Neptune is 4 times bigger than Earth. (Irys)
Saturn is the only planet that can be seen by the naked eye.    (Pote)

24 October 2014

Our Solar System

For Term 4 Room 7 are learning about the Solar System.  We are so excited because we get to be scientists. We have been learning about the planets and the biggest star of all, the sun.

Please visit our blogs to see our Popplets and google drawings sharing what we have learned. 

We still have lots of questions we would like to answer:

Will gravity ever stop?  Sylis
Why does the moon orbit around Earth instead of one of the other planets? Jasmine
Does the moon orbit around the sun as well as Earth?  Paige
Why is it called the Solar System?  Jay-Don
What makes the moon shine?  Irys
Why do the planets orbit around the sun?  Pote
Why doesn't the Earth go around the moon?  Nesi
Will the Solar System ever end?  Latham
Will the moon ever die?  Zahra

Keep watching our blogs as we find out the answer to these and other questions.