P4 Fruit Planets

 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.

Posted on September 24, 2019 .