Solar System Models

26 March 2018 - Science - Year 7

7JF have produced some amazing solar system models as part of their homework for Mr Cossutta’s Science lesson. They got really creative with the homework and produced solar systems made from all kinds of materials including polystyrene, Play-Do, papier-mâché and even edible items such as sweets and cookies!

One student said, ‘I loved making this project because I became really creative with my work and one of my family members helped me!’ While another said, ‘I enjoyed making it because we had a lot of fun and it was interesting to make’.

Not only did the students find the project really fun, but they also learnt a lot too. For example, Archie said, ‘I learnt that Jupiter and Neptune have rings, not just Uranus and Saturn!’ As well as this, Olina discovered that ‘Uranus is the only planet named after a Greek god. All of the others (except Earth) are named after Roman gods.’

Well done to 7JF for producing such wonderful models!

Following on from this, the class will be working on sending Blatchington Mill’s name all the way to the sun aboard the Parker Solar Probe!

“NASA is inviting people around the world to submit their names online to be placed on a microchip aboard NASA’s historic Parker Solar Probe mission launching in summer 2018. The mission will travel through the Sun’s atmosphere, facing brutal heat and radiation conditions — and your name will go along for the ride.”

Find out more information about the Parker Solar Probe here: http://parkersolarprobe.jhuapl.edu/