Year 7 are out of this World

Year 7 kicked off this term’s science with some work on the Earth and planets.

Here are Freya and Rhys being the Earth, with 7TA’s map of the world stuck around their middles. They are revolving to see the effect of the Earth’s rotation as the torch sun stays in one place. You can also see Caitlin seeing the effect of the tilt of the Earth on its seasons. The torch light is more intense (like in summer) when it is pointed straight towards the paper, and more spread out and cooler (like in winter) when it comes from the side.

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Then we considered the different planets, their characteristics and important features. We thought about what the planets might be like if they were human characters. We dressed up, prepared a catwalk fashion show and presented some facts about our planet. Watch out for a repeat performance by 7TA in assembly tomorrow!

Fin as the little Pluto, explaining why it is no longer considered big enough to be a planet.

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Patrick disguised as the Sun

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Dom and Archie doing a double act as the light and dark sides of Mercury

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Gracie as Venus, the hot yellow planet named after the Goddess of Love

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Olly as the Earth, sporting a crazy bird on his head

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Clemmie is Mars, red and rocky!

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Jupiter, the giant planet with the big red spot. I think its Henry H under there.

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Gina and Freya as the mysterious Saturn. We just need a hula hoop for the rings!

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Archie as Uranus as Henry as one of its moons.

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Antonia played the part of blue Neptune, with her side kick Caitlin orbiting her on the catwalk. Note the crab and dolphin to lend authenticity to the blue theme. Neptune appears blue due to methane gas, hence named after the Sea god.

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Little Pluto. Had to be Pippa!

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Some ideas from the blackboard…

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Francesca as the sun

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You’d hardly recognise Rhys in this wig, zooming down the catwalk as speedy Mercury

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A rather yellow faced Eloise as Venus

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Tom is mother Earth!

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Henry as red hatted Mars

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Giant Jupiter alias Jamie

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Mia plays the part of Saturn with a nice ringed hat

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Scary and cold Uranus, played by Arjen

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Jake as Neptune.

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And finally, Fin shrinks down to Pluto size. How did he do that?