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.
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.
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 😎
Yesterday Ragnish came in to show us how henna drawings are used to celebrate happy festivals in India. One of those festivals is Diwali and TODAY, Tuesday 13 November 2012 is the start of Diwali! This is India’s New Year festival and is known as The Festival of Lights.
This is the video for Diwali – Festival of Lights
You will be finding out more about Diwali and what people do to celebrate it in Inquiry groups tomorrow. 🙂