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

 

This term our science unit is focused on space and the Luna system. Before I started this science unit I didn’t even know what the Luna system was the Luna system is focused on the Moon the Earth and the Sun and how we get day and night. Something else that we have focused on is shadows and the way light travels.

Something that I have learnt about each of those things is that. 1. The way that the Luna system works is that the Moon orbits the Earth while the Earth orbits the Sun. 2. S shadow is created when light is hitting one person or something but because light only travels straight it goes around something then you can see your shadow because you are blocking the sun from hitting the ground. 3. Light only travels straight from what ever angle it is on.

The thing that I found interesting was when I found out what a shadow was. I also had no idea how the Luna system works. I also found it interesting how light travels straight because even when it is in an angle because I always thought that if light is on an angle it would bend.

I didn’t even know that the Moon is 340,400km away from the Earth.

Sometching that I would like to find out is what is the exact size of the entire universe.

what has been the most interesting thing that you have learnt during science?

Yesterday the grade fives started their first science session based on space. Their task was to predict what happens in the Luna system. To do this we went into our science groups and predict the difference between night and day. Then we got out our science journals and we had to draw how we think the Luna system works.  We had to draw where we think the Earth the Moon and the Sun are placed and their size.

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This is how I think the Luna system works, although I may be wrong this is just what I think happens. I can’t wait to find out if I’m right or not, and if I’m wrong I can’t wait to find out how the Luna system actually works.

What have you learnt so far about the Luna System?