In projects, years 3 and 4 have learned many things about the Solar System. We made 3D planets of the Solar System that are on display in the hallway. We painted them and molded with paper mache them to replicate the real planets. There are 10 planets in the solar system.
We now know that Jupiter is the biggest planet in the solar system and has a great eye. Venus is the coldest planet. Earth is the only planet that has life. Saturn has two rings. Our galaxy is called via lactia. Andromeda is our closest neighboring galaxy. The biggest star of the universe that we know of is called Canis Majoris. Pluto is no longer a planet in our solar system, it is a dwarf planet. We know that the sun is a giant star. Mercury is the closest planet to the sun. The Earth revolves around the sun in 365 days and rotates on its axis in 24 hours.
We also learned about astronauts by watching the moon landing with Neil Armstrong. We watched a film called Tintín: Objective of The Moon where we learned about rockets and the moon.
Our favorite activities were our field trip to the Observatory in Sabadell where we observed the stars and pretending to be an astronaut in space feeling the sensation of zero gravity. We also liked painting the planets in their order on paper worksheets. We went out to the playground and recreated the distance of the planets by taking giant steps. We also played a two person scavenger hunt game to search for the planets on the playground!
We also learned how to read the building maps of Ripoll. The teachers gave us the plans and we had to say what we saw in the plans. We made our own plans by drawing the super classroom.
We are now experts on the solar system!