Space Exploration

This week we are learning more about Space Exploration.  We have learnt about the first man on the moon – which was 50 years ago in 1969.  Now we want to learn more about the Space Race which is happening right now – how scientists are working right now on the ISS (The International Space Station) and how Space Science is being used to develop new technologies to make our lives on Earth easier.

20 THINGS WE WOULDN’T HAVE WITHOUT SPACE TRAVEL 

These photos show you the International Space Station (ISS), astronauts working on a space walk, the Hubble Telescope and the Space Shuttle when it launched the Hubble Telescope into space in 1990.

International Space Station (ISS)

Hubble Space Telescope

Repairing the Hubble Telescope in Space


THE MODERN SPACE RACE:

China and India have joined the race to explore the Moon (with robotics and lunar vehicles – not people).  China landed a spacecraft on the far side of the moon this year in January and India has a spacecraft on its way there right now.  

INDIA’S MOON ORBITOR

CHINA’S LANDING ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE MOON

and, of course, the United States is committed to exploring Mars too.

Enjoy finding out all about this exciting field of scientific discovery!

Mrs Veary 😎

 

 

 

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SPACE PODCAST #1

Luca V., William and Rory have been working on this podcast to let you know about interesting events in Space Exploration, and they’re sure you also have a good sense of humour.  [PS.  Listen for that ‘evil laugh’.]

Click on the arrow to play and enjoy their first podcast!  🙂

This is a first boys, and after a lot of hard work, you have done a great job!  Congratulations!  🙂

Mrs Veary

 

Minecraft Worlds Showing Environmental Threats to Planet Earth

Sajer and Jase created a Minecraft “three worlds in one” World to show us the environmental threats to Planet Earth.  They compared Earth in the past, the present and the future.  They did a fabulous job creating their world after they had done much research and deep thinking!  😎

Boys, you worked collaboratively the whole way to present a thoughtful piece of work.  Well done!  (Room 6 loved your work!)  You can watch it here.

 

 

Minecraft threats to Earth by Jase and Sajer from MRPS on Vimeo.

Weir Excursion

Room 6 students have made a great photostory of their Weir Excursion to sample macro-invertebrates.  Thank you to parents and Tracey Muir from Cape to Cape Catchments for their help and for making it a great experience.  We loved meeting real scientists to see how scientists work and how important their work is in the real world.

This is the first photostory Room 6 students have made and they worked amazingly well to create this as a collaborative effort!  Thank you to Izzy for leading the team and doing a lot of the writing and to: Sajer, Lazane, Seb and all the other wonderful IT helpers.  (Let me know if I’ve left your name off this list and I’ll add it.)  🙂

 

 

Celebration Magic!

Wow!   You guys rock!    I LOVED THE WAY YOU PRESENTED TO YOUR PARENTS AT YOUR CELEBRATION – THEY LOVED IT!!  yOU WERE CONFIDENT AND TALENTED AND YOU ALL SHOWED A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOUR!!  WELL DONE, EVERYBODY!  :lol: Mrs Veary

Thank you to Zack’s Dad for taking these really artistic black-and-white shots of the celebration.

I’ve also included a few modern colour photos of close ups of you showing your parents your work.  Enjoy and feel proud of yourselves. 8:)

 

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