Home Learning 30-11-2012

30 Nov

Towards the end of next week we are going to be looking at the Earth and Beyond and linking our science to this exciting topic.  Your home learning task is to find out some fabulous facts about the Earth, the Moon and the Stars. Either comment the facts onto the blog or write them down in your home learning book, so we can use them in Literacy to help us produce some great information texts.


Posted by on November 30, 2012 in Information


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4 responses to “Home Learning 30-11-2012

  1. John

    December 1, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Eath is constantly spinning.It takes 24 hours to compeltely on it’s axis.Only one side of the moon is ever seen from the Eath.

    • mrcobbsclass

      December 2, 2012 at 8:39 pm

      Some good facts John. We’ll use these later in the week.

  2. Anonymous

    December 2, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Space Facts by Ellen

    • The Sun is over 300000 ( three hundred thousand )times larger than earth.
    • Venus is the hottest planet in our solar system with a surface temperature of over 450 degrees celcius.
    • Many scientists believe that an asteroid impact caused the extinction of the dinosaurs around 65 million years ago.
    • The Solar System formed around 4.6 billion years ago.
    • The Moon appears to have more craters and scars than Earth because it has a lot less natural activity going on, the Earth is constantly reforming its surface through earthquakes, erosion, rain, wind and plants growing on the surface, while the moon has very little weather to alter its appearance.
    • Saturn isn’t the only ringed planet, other gas giants such as Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune also have rings, you just can’t see them as clearly.
    • Footprints and tyre tracks left behind by astronauts on the moon will stay there forever as there is no wind to blow them away.
    • Because of lower gravity, a person who weighs 100kg on earth would only weigh 38kg on the surface of Mars.
    • The only planet that rotates on its side like a barrel is Uranus. The only planet that spins backwards relative to the others is Venus.
    • The first man made object sent into space was in 1957 when the Russian satellite named Sputnik was launched.
    • It is because of the Sun & Moons gravity that we have high & low tides.
    • The solar system includes the Sun and all the objects that orbit around it due to its gravity. This includes things such as planets, comets, asteroids, meteoroids and moons.

    • mrcobbsclass

      December 2, 2012 at 8:39 pm

      Wow, that is some serious research. Well done. Star worthy work!


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