Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Shrinking the Solar System

What a busy day we have had!!

In maths, a small group worked out how to show the distance each planet was from the Sun by scaling down each measurement. We used the scale 1 metre for every 100,000,000,000 kilometre. We made a table to show our information:Later on in the day, we went outside to mark out where each planet is in relation to the Sun. First, we made a prediction:Then we measured it out using a metre wheel. Click on the video to see how accurate we were:






15 comments:

Mrs R said...

Fantastic work room 13!! Wow, all that distance... it's enough to make my head hurt trying to figure it out! Keep up the good work!
Mrs R :O)

Eastbourne said...

Great work guys, that was a very interesting exercise.
Robyn Flynn

Joanna said...

Excellent work Room 13. What a fun way to learn about the Solar System! Do you know the trick for remembering the order of the planets? "My Very Excellent Memory Stores Up Nine Planets"!!! Although technically there are only 8 planets now....!
Joanna Turner

Jasmine said...

I think it was really clever how you worked together to make the Solar system.

Amy said...

It was a lot of fun shrinking the solar system I was Mercury!

Anonymous said...

Excellent work Room 13. What a fun way to learn about the Solar System! Do you know the trick for remembering the order of the planets? "My Very Excellent Memory Stores Up Nine Planets"!!! Although technically there are only 8 planets now....!
Joanna Turner

Ruby said...

This was so much fun the asteroid belt song was very cool. I was the sun!!!!!!!

Dorrie said...

This was so much i LOVED being Mars! the video was so funny!

awesome matthew said...

Nice humour!

awesome matthew said...

Nice humour!

awesome matthew said...

Nice humour!

Olivia s said...

astroid belt, astroid belt, turn around!! from olivia s

Amy O said...

Shrinking the Solar System was really fun! I hope all the other classes have fun doing it too! It really helped me realise how big the Solar System really is!

Maya!!! said...

that was cool!!! "shrinking the solar system"!!!

Monty said...

That looked awesome shrinking the solar system