In P4 our Space topic is well under way! We have been learning about the planets in our Solar System. Last week we compared the sizes of the planets by using different types of fruit, if the sun was the size of twelve large open umbrellas in comparison:
Mercury would be the size of a peppercorn
Venus and Earth would be cherry tomatoes
Mars would be a blueberry
Jupiter would be a watermelon
Saturn would be a grapefruit
Uranus would be an apple
Neptune would be an orange.
We also measured out how far away they are relative to each other in the playground. The four rocky planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars) are relatively close to the sun, whereas the big gas giants (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune) are much more spread out and far away from the sun.