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Photographs of our space adventure unit, when students linked physical activity to different planets and components of the galaxy: Mercury- We traversed the rock wall as Mercury has many craters; Earth- We jumped over hurdles to learn about gravity and how objects eventually return back to earth’s surface; Jupiter- Jupiter has two and a half times more gravity than Earth. At this station, students utilized the agility ladders as we needed to train to be quicker due to the higher gravitational pull!; Saturn- At Saturn, we participated in ring toss. This is because Saturn has a ring around it made primarily out of dust and rock; Neptune- Neptune has very strong winds. Therefore, we needed to challenge our strength against our fellow astronauts with gladiator; Mars- At Mars, we participated in a scooter relay that acted as our spaceship. This is because we wanted to train to be the first humans to walk on Mars!; Venus- We learned that Venus is the closest planet to Earth (144 million miles, to be exact). At this station, we played shuffle board as we had to focus on pushing the ball to hula hoops that were close but also far from us.

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Learning About the Solar System