We had a marvelous day today - showing, explaining, demonstrating, launching rockets and of course having fun!
We know lots and lots about space and rockets and we were so happy to share what we know with all the other classes.
Here are the photos of our class demonstrating all about space and rockets to:
Ms. B.Fitzgerald's class (Jun Inf), Ms. Moran's class, Ms. Connolly's class (1st), Ms. McCaul's/Ms. Lally's class (2nd), Ms. O'Connor's/Ms. Lavery's class (2nd), Ms. Lane's class (Jun Inf), Mr. Faherty's class (2nd), Ms. Needham's and Ms. Coade's classes, Ms. Cunningham's class (2nd), Ms. Flannery's class (Sen Inf) and Ms. Maguire's class (1st):
And our demonstration of air and water rockets to all classes in the school in the yard:
We were talking about asteroids and how they crash into planets leaving craters.
We saw how different sized asteroids can make different sized craters (we measured the size of the craters in relation to the size of the craters....and plotted these on a graph!)
We saw how the same sized asteroids can make different sized craters (we measured the size of the craters in relation to the height from which the asteroids crashed into the planet....and plotted these on a graph!)
We then talked about how an asteroid crashing to earth could have killed off some of the dinosaurs. Then some dinosaurs must have been killed by the dust or shock waves from the impact, and finally many many more dinosaurs must have been killed off when the dust and debris from the impact would have blocked the sun's light and heat causing a huge ice age. This ice age would have meant that some dinosaurs might have died of the cold while others must have starved to death when plants couldn't grow in the cold.