Science: Satellites

Weeks 15 and 16 of school we learned about satellites using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 9.

We painted comets in space.
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We drew the orbit of a comet.
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The boys each picked a person or thing to give an oral report on. Cameron picked Sputnik, Fritz chose Jean Mueller, and Adrian picked Edmund Hally.
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We made a comet using dry ice, dirt, rocks, and water. (And then the boys had lots of fun with the rest of the dry ice.)
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We learned about comets, asteroids, and centaurs.
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We demonstrated how meteors leave craters.
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We showed how when meteors enter the earth’s atmosphere they heat up due to friction.
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We learned about what satellites look like and where they orbit.
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