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National Space Week 07.10.19-11.10.19

National Space Week in the Lions!


During the week, the Lions class has been researching and learning about space (particularly about the planets).  To find out all of our information, we used 'Swiggle' - an internet website that is child friendly.  You wouldn't be able to imagine the amount of information that we collected!  Check out some of our 'fact-finding' below.

Space Facts


Did you know, the 'Galaxy' is named after the Greeks. (Evie)


Did you know, that Jupiter's red spot is 3 times the size of the Earth! (Lilly)


It takes 50 years to travel to Mars.  (Conner)


Neptune has 13 moons; it was also named after the Roman God of the Sea.  (Connor)


Interesting fact: Saturn's rings are made of rock, dust and ice.  (Naythan)


The Parker Solar Probe is on route to the sun at the time of writing this sentence! (Daniel)


Earth's gravity interacts with other objects in space. (Zach)


Did you know that Pluto is often reclassified between being a planet and NOT being a planet (Kajetan)


Uranus is the 7th planet from the sun and was hit by an object twice the size of the Earth.  (Michael)


Venus is named after the Roman Goddess of beauty.  (Brooke)


Jupiter can fit 1300 Earths inside it!  (Sophie)


Neptune is the God of fresh water and the sea in Roman religion.  (Nathan)


Did you know?  There are over 200 moons in the galaxy!  (Ann Marie)


The sun is the hottest thing in the galaxy.  (Finley)


Did you know?  Uranus has 27 known moons.  (Kaylen)


Many of the planets share their names with chocolate bars!  (Elizabeth)


Jupiter is larger than any other planet.  (Jessica)


Our Solar system is 4.6 billion years old! (Alfie)


Uranus is the first planet to be seen through a telescope.  (Charlie)


There are signs of ancient floods on Mars.  (Julia)


Although Mars is known as the red planet, it is a cold desert world.  (Charlotte)


Neptune is the 8th (and last) planet from the sun in the solar system.  (Emil)