Today Mrs Gunn got us to complete 7 station activities. The centers activities focused on the planets, Sun-Earth-Moon system, and patterns of change in space.
These stations helped us to learn more about space and things in our universe. Here is what each station was about:
Read It: read 3 information cards and identify the physical features of the Sun, our moon, and Earth.
Create It: use materials available to show how the sun appears to move across the sky due to Earth rotating on its axis.
Tech It: watch two video clips and take online quizzes.
Match It: match Patterns of Change cards to Description Cards, then complete a chart with information about each change. Included: shadows, seasons, lunar cycle, day and night, and tides.
Analyze It: analyze a photo that shows half the moon and half the Earth lit and draw conclusions.
Explore It: create a model using materials available to show day and night. They draw a diagram of the model, then explain the benefits and limitations.
Explain It: analyse a table with the length of rotation for the eight planets. They make three observations and draw a conclusion.
Sort It: put the Planet Cards in order from the sun, draw it, then explain the limitations of the model.
Here are some photos of us completing the stations:
We really enjoyed the stations as it gave us a taster about each of these concepts, and helped us to cement some things we had already learnt