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Spring Term 1- Stargazers



Welcome to the third of our exciting projects for this academic year, Stargazers. In this project the children will journey through space, the final frontier. Navigate beyond the Sun, the magnificent, blazing star at the centre of our Solar System and investigate the eight planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. They will look at the Moon, a celestial body that orbits Earth, programme a rover to traverse a lunar landscape and work scientifically to investigate gravity, and what happens when there is none.


Children will compare the times of day at different places on the Earth and use GPS satellite navigation systems to track hidden treasure, create simple models of the Solar System, and listen to the haunting sounds of space themed songs. Then it’s 3, 2, 1, blast off.


An investigation will include the building and launching of a rocket for an important test mission. Exploring space is probably the greatest adventure that humankind has ever undertaken. Are we alone? Or are there other life forms out there?


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