The first thing we did was draw and measure the earth and the moon to scale- even though, on the scale we had, we could not draw them because the radius was too small for the compasses we had. To overcome this we multiplied the scale by ten however this resulted in the sun being too big to fit on our paper.
We have also found out the distance between the sun and the earth is 150 million km. We scaled it down to one metre = 1000000km. To represent the distance we measured it down the street with the trundle wheel.
Things I would most like to find out about are:
How can’t you breathe in space?
How often does a meteor shower happen?
Is there life on any other planets, apart from earth?
Written by Matthew and Amy