Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Guest speaker in Science class tomorrow!

Be sure to be on time to Science class tomorrow!  We have a guest speaker coming in to discuss a special topic!

Our Solar System - Cool Link to See How Planets Orbit the Sun

All eight planets in our solar system orbit, or circle the sun.  Our sun is a star - an ENORMOUS ball of hot gases that gives off its own light.  Click on the link below to see how planets orbit the sun.  Which planet gets around the sun the fastest?  Which one takes the longest amount of time?


Have You Tried Binoculars ?

Want a fantastic view of the moon?  Try using a pair of binoculars.  Steady the binoculars so they don't shake.  You'll be able to see craters and mountains on the surface of the moon.  

Will you be able to see "Tranquility Base" where Apollo 11 landed back in 1969?  No, but a spacecraft called the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter orbited the moon in 2009 to take photos.  Click on the link to see photos of the site where we first landed on the moon !