In Science, Year 5 have been learning about different theories about the solar system and how these have developed over time. At first, scientists believed that the solar system followed a geocentric model, with the Earth at the centre and all the planets and the sun orbiting around the Earth. Copernicus and then Galileo were later able to prove that in fact the solar system is heliocentric (with the Sun at the centre) with all the planets orbiting around the Sun. As a half-term project, the children all made posters to demonstrate the two different ideas about the solar system and explain how they differ. Their posters were all beautifully completed and clearly demonstrate and explain the two different systems. Their work now forms a fantastic science display in the corridor outside Year 5.
21 October 2022