In in class we have made a scaled model of the Solar System with 5V. One science group form my grade, went with another science group in 5V. My groups planet was Mars, and we had to research information for Mars. Every group did one planet together.
After all the planets were made, everyone went together and made a scaled Sun. We coloured in and stuck pieces of paper on it. At the end, we all went outside and placed the planets in the correct places in metres. But we only got to do two planets because the second planet went across the road.
I learnt a lot from this task, and I never new that the planets were so far away form eachother! What planet did you research?
Later, we went back outside and the sun had come back. The clouds had moved and our shadows had come back. This time, our shadows were next to us because of the position of the sun. I thought that they were going to be behind us, because the sun would be on the opposite side in the sky. Here is my photo.
My shadow afterwards.
Were you surprised about your shadow?
Today we were focusing on shadows. I have learnt a lot about it and I am excited to learn more! Shadows are made from the Sun’s light and objects. If the Sun is on one side of the sky, that means the shadow is on the other side of the object. Here is my first shadow in the morning.
My shadow in the morning.
In the afternoon, we tried again and our shadows were gone. That’s because the clouds were covering the sun. As I wrote before, shadows need sun light and objects to be made. Here is my shadow in the afternoon.
My shadow in the afternoon.
We also looked at different objects in the courtyard and their shadow. In the morning there was a shadow of the flagpole. In the afternoon, we looked again, and the shadow was gone because there was no sun.
What did you find interesting today?
In class we are focussing on the Lunar System. The Lunar System is made up of the Sun, Moon and Earth. We had to choose one claim out of three claims, and I chose ‘ The Moon circles the Earth, while the Sun circles them both’ because I think that the Moon and the Sun has to meet eventually, so that makes night, and when they are seperate, that means that one side of the Earth has light, and the other side of the world is dark.
Above I took a picture of my work. It shows what I think that the Lunar System is. It shows how the Moon circles around the Earth, and the Sun circles around both of them. The Lunar system is a very interesting thing, and I can’t wait to find out if I’m wrong or right.
What claim did you take and why?