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Y5 Budding Scientists

A group of budding scientists from Year 5 had a fantastic day at Tadcaster Riverside school, joining children from other schools in the STAR Alliance to explore space! To start the day, they made a scale model of the solar system, using plasticine to make each of the planets, and then positioned each of the planets the right distance away from the Sun (Neptune was nearly one hundred metres away from it!) Next, they started to research the planet Mars, using the National Schools’ Observatory website, after which they became astrobiologists for the afternoon; their mission was to find the most Martian-like soil from three samples, using different scientific techniques. Our children made us very proud with their enthusiasm and very impressive scientific knowledge of our solar system!

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