Year 4’s planet creations and Earth’s most recent creation!

Year 4 have been learning about some of the geological features of Planet Earth, including forests, deserts, oceans, rivers, volcanoes and geysers. Additionally, we learnt about some of the features in our solar system. From the ice volcanoes on one of Saturn’s moons which shoot ice miles into space, to the potential ocean under the icy crust of one of Jupiter’s moons, Europa.

Here are a few videos showing some of these amazing features:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/space/solarsystem/moons/enceladus_(moon)#p006x4sb

If you want to learn more about the moons in our solar system, click the link -> http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/space/solarsystem/moons

Here are a few more you may be interested in:

===> http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/index.html

===> http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/kids/science-space-kids/

===> http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/stories/spacescience/

Year 4 have used this research, to inspire designs for their own planets. They have written presuasive holiday brochure articles to entice potential cosmic tourists to visit their planets. Year have created models of these planets and also developed their speaking and listening skills by playing the role of cosmic package holiday salespeople! Here are some pictures:

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The idea of paid trips in outer space is not mere fiction…..

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