Tag Archives: Space

Space Presentations

On the 28th of January 2019, P6G and P6L worked together to complete a space group challenge. Each group was given a planet to research. We now know that there are 8 planets in our solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. One group also researched the sun, which is not a planet but a star.

Our challenge was to work as a group to research different aspects of our given planet, for example it’s size, gravity, position, appearance etc. We then had to use our research to create a 3D model of our planet, an A3 poster and a Google Slides presentation to teach the rest of Primary 6 all about it.

We made the presentations over a couple of weeks and had to make sure that everyone had a part to play in our group.  Finally on Friday the 18th February, we presented all of our presentations. We all had a grid in our context jotters to take notes about what we had learned during each presentation. 

When we were making the power points we had to work together in all sorts of ways for example, we had to know when someone else’s part is coming up so we can tell them. We had to work together to make the slide show and planets. When other groups presented them, we had to respect them like they respected us when we presented our slideshow. Everyone tried their best and they were all really good. I learned so much about the different planets that orbit the sun.

Written by

Bailey Niven

Launching into Space!

 

To launch our new topic  ‘Space Explorers’ we created our own rockets.

First we got into partners. The diameter of the rocket had to be twenty eight millimetres to fit onto the top of a plastic bottle and we could only use one piece of card. You could decorate it whatever way you wanted but we had to think about how high it would go and far it can go.

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We had a competition, with winners for the best design and which rocket travelled the furthest. Sienna and Victoria’s rocket won the most attractive rocket design. Next we did who could go the highest and Anna and Chloe’s rocket won.

After we had a class discussion about why different rockets travelled higher than others and considered the design of a space rocket and other vehicles we have seen. We are very excited to learn more about this topic and to design and build other things!

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Sienna Shepherd