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?
You have already started working on your booklets, and you now have a Global Goal to focus your research on. Here are some websites to help you with your research into the PROBLEMS facing Planet Earth or Threats to our environment.
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 52 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 in January 2019 and India sent a spacecraft on its way there too and, of course, the United States is committed to exploring Mars too.
Enjoy finding out all about this exciting field of scientific discovery!