To celebrate Space Week, Rang a Trí and Rang a Ceathair found out that the Moon is 1/4 of the Earth’s size. We used a long piece of string to measure the Earth’s circumference, then we halved that string and halved it again. We blew up balloons to use as the Moon and measured the circumference of the balloon with the string. We took our learning outside to show the distance from the earth to the moon is 9.5 earths away. Finally we learnt a mnemonic to remember the order of the planets “My Very Evil Mother Just Swatted Uncle’s Nose”
It was a noisy and fun lesson!