Monday 13th June 2011- Year 5 Solar System Project
In year 5 we have started our solar system project in science. We learned about the Earth, Sun and the Moon. The Sun is about 150,000,000 miles from the Earth. The Earth is about 250,000 miles from the Moon. The Sun is about 154,000,000 miles from the Moon.
The moon takes 27 days, 43 minutes and 11.6 seconds to go all the way around the Earth. The moon is 4.5 billion years old! It takes 130 days to get to the moon by car, 13 hours by rocket and 1.52 seconds by the speed of light.
The Sun is by far the largest body in the solar system. The Sun takes up 99.86% of the solar systems mass. The Suns core is around 13600000 degrees Celsius.
The Earth is about 4.5 billion years old! The Earth is one of the 9 planets orbiting the Sun. No one really knows how our planet came into being, but one common theory is that the Earth developed form a swirling mass of rocks and gases.
This is just the start of our project and we will in form you if any thing exciting happens.
(Report by Amber, Ellen and Jamie B, BWJS Bloggers)