Osprey astronomy!

Osprey had a fantastic science session today, where they had the chance to learn about the relative size of the solar system.

The budding Buzz Aldrins had fun recreating the solar system out of dough as accurately as they could. They then presented their models to other groups.  The children were astonished to find, after finishing, that the Sun takes up 99% of the mass in the solar system so the majority of the dough should have been used for that!

The astronomers were brilliant at re-evaluating their models when presented with this information- a brilliant scientific skill. Well done Osprey!

Please follow the link below to watch a fantastic video about making a scale model of the solar system.

Scaled solar system

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