Friday, 27 May 2016

Planets in scale

VW visited the school field with trundle sticks to investigate the movement of the Earth and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system. We looked at the relative distances of planets from the Sun and discussed the word 'scale' . 
They worked with a scale of 1cm 1000km. The children had to work together and make sure that the Sun was the point from where all measurements were taken.