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This week in 5th and 6th class we had great fun learning about the solar system. We learnt all about the different types of moon phases using a scrumptious experiment. We designed the moons using some Oreo’s. While it was fun it was also a little messy. We really enjoyed this experiment and we hope we can do one like it again soon.

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Did you know?

-Saturn has at least 63 moons, while Mercury has one.

-Venus is the hottest plant even though Mercury is the closet to the Sun.

-The Sun is the size of 1 million Earths.

-Jupiter has the biggest ocean under one of its moons in the solar system.

– There are 400 billion stars in the Milky Way.

 

Stars of the Northern Hemisphere

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How big are the Planets?

 

Here are the relative sizes of the other planets in our solar system if the Earth was the size of a cherry tomato. (We used a melon instead of a watermelon)

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Mercury-peppercorn

Venus- cherry tomato

Earth- cherry tomato

Mars- blueberry

Jupiter – watermelon

Saturn – large grapefruit

Uranus- apple

Neptune- lime