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Stargazing 2023

Eagle Owls enjoyed a lovely stargazing evening as part of their Science topic: Earth and Space. In preparation, we wrote to our parents to persuade them to allow us to attend in a letter, and wrote a persuasive leaflet for further information.

We began the evening by learning about stars and what they are made of: then we used telescopes to look at the moon (when there was a break in the clouds!) and an app on the ipads to help us find where stars and planets would be if we could see them; next, we completed a craft activity where we created star jars; then we went to the planetarium to hear stories of how the constellations were created; we learnt about the phases of the moon; finally, we all enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate to warm us up!  It was a really fun evening!

As part of our Science lessons, we tried to model the solar system in different ways:  we used a TSN kit to model all of the planets;  for a second model of the inner solar system and the rocky planets, we used mustard seeds, poppy seeds and peppercorns.  We found both useful in different ways, but our most surprising discovery was, how much space there is in space!