During our History lesson, we investigated the first man on the moon. Sycamore learnt that Neil Armstrong – the Mission Commander - was the first man to step onto the Moon, shortly followed by Buzz Aldrin – the pilot. In addition to this, we learnt about the Space Race between Russia (the USSR) and USA (the United States of America) during the 1960s. In small groups, we recreated the Moon landing - using the mounds the represent the Moon’s terrain:
BBC Terrific Scientific Investigation
STEM Net Ambassador Visitor
Sycamore were very lucky to have another visit from France Gerard, a senior Earth Observation Scientist and STEM Net Ambassador, on Tuesday 28th March. We developed our knowledge of satellite data through using Google Earth - we really loved investigating different parts of the world and the changes that have happened over time. France showed us how to pin-point certain points on satellite images and use a ruler tool to measure differences.
Asteroid, Comet and Meteorite Investigation
Sycamore spent time learning about the top ten major asteroids that have hit the Earth (since its creation). We then spent time locating these craters on a World Map. Next, we filled a container with flour (to create a lunar surface) and conducted an investigation where we dropped different size rocks and pebbles into the flour to replicate the effect of a meteor or asteroid hitting the surface of the Moon. After dropping the rock, we then measured each crater in cm at its widest point; observed the amount of ‘ejecta’ created and recorded our observations. Here are some photographs of us conducting the experiment: