Tewin Cowper

CofE Primary School

Small School Big Dreams

Science - Orbit Activity

In Science this term, Year 5 have been learning about Space. We have recently learnt about how the planets orbit the sun, including the distance of each planet and the speed of its orbit and rotation. Skylark Class were given the challenge of creating their own model of the orbiting planets using themselves as the planets and sun. They had to measure the distance of each person to ensure it was a scaled down but accurate version of our solar system. They then had to work out which person (or planet) would have to move faster or slower and why. They worked amazingly in their teams. 
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