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Earth and Space

This term our Science topic is Earth and Space! Year 5 are very excited as this is a topic which really fascinates us!

 

A meteorite had landed in our KS2 outdoor area!

ALIEN INVASION!

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We represent the sun, the ball next to us represents the earth and the tiny ball next to it represents the moon.

The earth revolves round the sun and rotates round its own axis. The rotation of the earth causes day and night. The part of the earth which faces the sun experiences the day time whereas the part away from sun gets no sun light and hence the night.

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As the moon orbits or circles the Earth, the phase changes. We'll start with what is called the New Moon phase. This is where we can't see any of the lit up side of the moon. The moon is between us and the sun (see the picture). As the moon orbits the Earth we can see more and more of the lit up side until finally the moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun and we get a full moon. As the moon continues to orbit the Earth we now see less and less of the lit up side

It takes the Sun 25 days to spin, or rotate, completely around. ... As the Earth orbits the Sun, the Moon orbits the Earth. The Moon's orbit lasts 27 1/2 days, but because the Earth keeps moving, it takes the Moon two extra days, 29 1/2, to come back to the same place in our sky.

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We visited the Liverpool Museum to learn more about space...

We love to work scientifically...

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