Moon diary!

This science unit we have been focusing on space and the dactivity that we decided to do was to create a callendar on the moon phases for the hole of November. Some of the things that we had to include in our callendar were, a drawing of the moon phase, the date and day, the rise and set time, the phase of the moon and the percentage full of the moon. Some of the phases of the moon are crescent a bibbous, a waning gibbous, a waxing gibbous a waning crescent a waxing cresent, a full moon or no moon on that day. Waning means going and waxing means coming. So far I have really enjoyed this science unit and I have learnt so much  it is really funny when I think about what I used to think happens in space compared to what I know now. A pattern that I noticed was that for a couple of days it stays on the same phase.

Fun fact- Did you know that if you were standing on the moon you would see that the earth has phases and they are the same phases?

Here is a picture of my November Moon callendar.

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What is something that you have learnt about the moon by doing this callendar?

VSEEC excursion.

Today two of the grades went on an excursion to the Victorian Space Science Education Centre. This is a science place where they teach younger children about science. When we went to the science centre we learnt about Static Electricity and about Mars. When we focused on Static Electricity we started of by learning about positive and negative and that when you rub two things that either have a positive or negative bass that they will either attract to each other or repel towards each other. Then after that we made dancing robots because this unit was about normal electricity and how it is made. We first had to make a light globe lite up using a light globe, a battery and cabels. Once we had finished on that unit it was our turn to go to Mars so first we go into our space suits and get ready to go to Mars. OncYe we were ready our grade was split and half of us went to Mars and the other half went to mission control I went to mission control and our job was to make sure that the mission for the people on Mars was safe. We were in groups and each group worked on a computer, each computer was delegating a different important part my group andlooking after the air. That meant that our job was to make sure that the people on Mars had enough oxygen and that the bad air doesn’t leak into their suits. afyer the mission had completed we swapt over and we went into mission control. Again in mission control we had to be in groups and each group had a different job to do, my group and I were engineers. Also infront of you and your group was a computer and on the computer were a group from mission control and they are asking you some questions about the certain expererment that you and your group are doing. At the end you and your group had to evacuate because there was a virus and it wasn’t safe so we got out with 5 onds to go.

This has by far been my favourite excursion because it was really enjoyable and I learnt a lot.

Here are some photos from the excursion.

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What was your favourite part of the excursion? 

The planets

The other day we joined groups and we all received a planet to do some research on. The planet that my group and I received was Venus , once we had our planet we had to times the distances by one hundred and then we had to make our planet. After we made our planet we made a sun and after that we had to walk to measure the distances between the sun and all of the planets. We could only put Mercuary other wise we would have to walk to Hurstbridge. Here are some photos of the Process  image image image

 

Info graphic

Today we made an info graphic using data that I collected from the census at school website. An info graphic has to include eye catching statements, table of data images and colour and 4 analysis. image

 

What data did you collect?