Our unit on Discovery has well and truely begun. Focusing on outer space, our understanding for the unit is; Through scientific investigation, we can discover what is beyond Earth.

We enjoyed our visit to the planeterium this ‘hook’ has led to many wondering questions for us to inquire into and learn.¬† Below are some of the¬†photo’s from our field trip

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Our essential questions for this unit below indicate what we would like the children to know by the end of the unit;

What is beyond Earth?

Why does day and night happen?

How is the solar system interconnected?

Below is a list of key vocabulary used during this unit. Please help your children learn and use these in context correctly.

Solar System, Rotation, Revolution, Planets, Stars, Sun, Moon, Earth, Interconnectedness, Systems, Orbit, Gravity, Galaxy, cycles, quarters, halves, terrain, location, characteristics, outer space, crater, phase, waxing, waning, crescent, new moon, full moon, gibbous, satellite, sun dial, distance, observation, experiment, prediction, axis,