31 Jan Year 5 visit the Royal Observatory at Greenwich
What is a day?
How many days does it take the earth to orbit the sun?
How long does it take for the moon to go through all its phases?
Why is the earth a ‘Goldilocks’ planet?
What planet is the only one that spins in a clockwise motion?
What is Jupiter made mostly from?
How many times would the earth fit inside the sun?
This is just a fraction of the questions that Year 5 has been contemplating today with Greg and Jake, Doctors of Astronomy at the Royal Observatory. It was a day packed with opportunities to let our imaginations take flight, from the planetarium, two workshops about the solar system and a visit to the astronomical photograph of the year show.
As you can see in the photos, we had our hands up to ask lots of questions – they were so inspired that Greg and Jake could not answer them all!
In the planetarium we gazed at the night sky, learnt about the constellations and took a tour of some of the 8 planets in our solar system, before trying to get our heads around how many other galaxies there are beyond our own!