Learning about the Solar System
Planets in the playground
Year 6 Willow
Children held different sized fruit to represent the planets of the Solar System.
A peppercorn for Mercury, a cherry tomato for Venus and Earth. A blueberry for Mars, watermelon for Jupiter, a grapefruit for Saturn, an apple for Uranus and a lime to represent Neptune.
While in the playground, the children stood a distance from each other to represent the relative distance each planet is from the Sun.