Science: Earth and Moon

Weeks 13 and 14 of school we learned about the Earth and Moon using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 8.

We made a model of the earth’s layers using play-doh.
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We demonstrated how the earth is not quite a sphere, but bulges in the middle.
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We demonstrated how the earth wobbles a little bit using a spinning top.
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We showed how the earth, moon, and sun make days, seasons, and eclipses. Adrian was the sun, Cameron was the earth, and Fritz was the moon.
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We talked about solstices and equinoxes.
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We demonstrated that the moon doesn’t give off it’s own light but rather reflects the sun’s light. In a dark room, we shined a flashlight, representing the sun, on a small mirror, representing the moon. Only when the flashing sun was on and aimed at the small mirror moon did it reflect light onto the bathroom mirror.
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We watched a video about the first moon landing.
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