I have made a new big lego ship. The ship was made from lots of other lego sets. It took me one and a half days to build. I put big booster jets on the bottom of the ship. My ship is one that flies in the air.
I also made a balcony at the back of the ship, but I took it off because I thought it didn’t look any good and I couldn’t build a room on with it.
Wow, Fynn! There is so much detail in this construction. Please give your feedback to Fynn by using the comments box. Mrs Veary 😎
As we come to the end of our Spinning in Space inquiry, we need to think about what we have learned about living on our amazing planet – Planet Earth!
What makes it the only known planet in our solar system with life on it? What are the special conditions on Earth that allow life to flourish?
What are the problems facing our planet and its environment?
What can each one of us do to protect our planet into the future?
To gather our thoughts, we will be writing down all our ideas in a PMI chart (Plus, Minus and Interesting or Ideas). Then we can work out which problem to focus on to do some research before working out how we can help.
Here are some websites you can use for your research:
This morning you will be learning another strategy to do subtraction. We will be counting on to take away by finding the DIFFERENCE between the two numbers using the empty number line.
We will be playing a game called CONVICT COUNT ON to explain how this strategy works in a fun way.
You can have a go on your own later or at home to use the strategy online with this SUBTRACTION ON A NUMBER LINE activity. You can change how big the numbers are that you have to subtract and you can actually see the jumps.
You can also watch a couple of videos I made of this lesson, using an Empty Numberline to count on and count back to subtract. You can find it on Dolphinkids by following these instructions:
Here are some fun videos made by the Commander of the ISS a couple of years ago. In this video he sings a David Bowie song which is perfect for life in the International Space Station, so high above Earth. Enjoy it. 🙂
Here are some science clips showing you what life is like in space – with no gravity! Ordinary things are certainly different.
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.
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.