Science Week 2 – the Solar System

The Solar System

This is what we covered today!  In bold are some questions you could ask your child.

Relative size of the planets in our solar system 

     What was your favorite planet? 

     How big was the biggest planet?  

     How small was the smallest planet? 

     Were you surprised by how small the smallest planet was, compared to the largest?

Relative distance between the planets in our solar system

      What do you think it would be like to live on the planet that is closest to the Sun?  Furthest from the Sun?

     How long do you think it would take to get to one planet from another? 

We also built paper “rockets” and talked about the relative amount of fuel we would need to get from Earth to the other planets