Thursday, 26 May 2016

Solar System Inquiry...

In Room 10 we are beginning our inquiry around Earth and the Solar System.  

During our inquiry we will find answers to student generated questions and carry out some fun experiments.  

Along the way we will cover the points listed below, and any other student driven inquiry that is not listed here:

  • To know that the Earth is part of the Solar System
  • To know that the Earth takes 365 days and 8 hours to orbit The Sun
  • To understand that The Earth revolves around its own axis once every day (24 HOURS) and how this gives us day and night

  • To know that the Solar System includes The Earth, The Sun and nine planets
  • To know the average distances between the planets
  • To know that The Sun is the most important part of the Solar system because it keeps the planets in their orbits
  • To know how the height of The Sun in the sky varies with the seasons

  • To understand how and why the moon appears to change shape
  • To know the different moon phases
  • To know that The Earths moon takes 27.5 days to orbit The Earth


  1. Can Room 10 name all the planets and in order? Our school is learning about Space at the moment and have a trip to Space Place next week...we are so excited!!
    If your not sure of them all or can't remember the order...try listening to this ten will remember if for ever!! :)

    1. Thank you for your comment and yes I can name all the planets in order and this is how it goes: Sun,Mercury,Venus,Earth,Mars,Jupiter,Saturn,Uranus,Neptune. We are also learning about space as well.

      How was your trip to the space place is there anything you learnt that you didn’t know before.

    2. Thank you for your comment And yes I can put the plants in order.

      Sun, Mercury,Venus,Earth,Mars,Jupiter,Saturn,Uranus,Neptune.

      How was your time at space place what did you learn that you did not know before you went.

    3. Thank you for your comment and yes i can put the planets in order. Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune.

      How was it at space place what did you learn.

    4. Thank you for the comment, I am going to tell you the planets in order, so here it is,

      Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Pluto is not a planet because it keeped on bumping into other planets like Neptune Mars and Uranus.

      What did you learn about space and the other planets.


Thank you for your comment. We look forward to reading and responding to it. Kind regards, Room 10.