Q1. What is the name of the lights in the Southern sky?
Q2 How old is the oldest picture of the lights?
Q3. What did Galileo think the lights were caused by?
 
Watch the video and post what you think would be a good question below.

Information posters.
These posters were created as one of our tuning in activities. Well done to the students for some great designs and making sure all of their resources were referenced.
 
World Spelling Day
A few months ago Grade 5 took part online in World Spelling day. This was done in conjunction with Mathletics. Two of our students beat thousands of students to score in the top 50 in their age range! Lucia was the 46th best and Jocelyn was 13th. Today they received special certificates sent all the way to the school from Australia and Jocelyn received a medal for her high placement. Well done to both of them!
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Q1. How many Earth's would it take to fill Jupiter?
Q2. What do spaceships usually use Jupiter gravity for?
Q3. How many moons does Jupiter's gravity well hold in orbit?
Q4. What moon orbits a little more that half a million miles from Jupiter?
 
Over the next couple of weeks there are a series of plays put on by Faust a group dedicated to bringing theatre and performing arts to the young people of Hong Kong. More details here http://www.faustworld.com/

Mars
Q1. What is temperature does Mars reach in the summer?
Q2. What did the Ancient Greeks call Mars?
Q3. Why are Mar's seasons not all the same length?
Q4. What mission sent robotic cars to the surface of Mars?
 
Q1. How many moons does Mercury have?
Q2. If you weighed 150 pounds on Earth, how many pounds would you weigh on Mercury?
Q3. What colour would Mercury's skies be?
Q4. What guards Earth like a force field?
 
Spellings
You will need to choose 10 spellings from the website that we used last week here http://www.kidsastronomy.com/dictionary.htm Choose words that you may have just heard, or think may be useful.
Q1. What did the Ancient Greeks call the sun god?
Q2. How many times greater is the sun's diameter than the earth's?

Q3. What percentage of the sun is hydrogen?
Q4. What do some scientists believe that solar winds could replace?

 
Here is the next video http://youtu.be/z_RAEESmsrs

1. How far across is the Solar System?
2. What is the first criteria to be a planet in our Solar System?
3. Why did Pluto fail to be considered a planet?
4. How many dwarf planets do astronomers think there may be in our Solar System?
 
Your homework today is to watch the solar system video on BrainPop and answer the online quiz. At the end of the quiz you should email your answers to me.

I have emailed you the BrainPop log in and my email address to send the results of the test to me.

Well done for all the correct answers the last two days!


Here is a fun student made lego solar system presentation
 
We are continuing our solar system video series. Here is video two. Answer the four questions below in the comment section.
1. What was the names for the planets given to them by early astronomers?

2. Who was the first person to realise that the sun was in the centre of the universe?

3. How long ago did our Solar System form?

4. What was believed to be on Venus under it's thick clouds?
 
An introduction to our new unit.
Questions:
1. How many regions is the Solar System split up into?
2. What temperature can the surface of Mercury reach?
3. Which planet is considered a failed star?
4. Which planet was originally called George's star?

Add your answers into the comments below!