Astronaut Laila, Ellie and Isabella from Sunflower Classroom.
Astronaut Elias, Astronaut Taha and Astronaut Wyatt.
This week we continued with the Solar System. We talked about the different planets. Children learned that Mercury is the closet planet to the sun, and the smallest of our eight planets.
Venus is the second planet from the sun. It is about the same size as Earth. It is the hottest planet in our Solar System. There are no moons on Venus.
We live on planet Earth. It is the third planet from the sun. Our planet has more water than land. It is the only planet that people, animals and plants can live on .It takes 365 days for the Earth to orbit around the sun. Our planet Earth has one moon.
Mars is the fourth planet from the sun. It is called “the red planet” because it looks red from the red rocks and red dirt on Mars. mars has two moons.
Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun . It is the largest planet in our Solar System. Jupiter is called a gas giant because it’s surface is made of gas. Jupiter is the fastest spinning planet in our Solar System.
Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun. It is the second largest planet in our Solar System. It is a gas giant like Jupiter. Saturn is well known for its rings.Its rings are made of ice, dust and rocks.
Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun. Since it is far away from the sun, it is a very cold planet. Uranus also has rings, but they are not as big as Saturn’s. The rings are made of black dust and rocks.
Neptune is the eighth planet from the sun. It is the smallest of the gas giants, it is a very windy planet. Neptune is farthest away from the sun.
Virtual Curriculum night- Oct 2nd from 4:30-6:00 pm