Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Term 4 Asttle writing sample

Have you ever wandered if life was possible on other planets?, Would it be the same as living here on Earth or would it just be like living on clouds?.......................

Our solar system involves the sun together with the planets, asteroids and comets. Our sun is a great big star which our planet earth orbits. It sits right in the centre of our solar system giving us light and warmth. Without the sun there will be no light which means we will be living in the dark.

Yesterday in class we learnt a few things about our planets. Students were selected by our teacher Ms Lagitupu to blow up 9 balloons for each planet and an extra for the sun. We had a demonstration on how our planet earth and all the other planets revolve around the sun. Person with the balloon that had the word sun on it was to stand in the middle . Whichever planet was told to orbit around the sun they would do so.

After that we had to give one interesting fact about each planet in our solar system. It was so easy that I knew something interesting about each planet. If you’re wandering what is a planet? Well a planet is a celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around the sun. In our solar system there are 9 planets all together. Mercury is closest to the sun. Going in order Venus is next following our planet Earth then mars. These four planets are classified as the inner planets.

Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are planets too. Jupiter is the biggest planet in our solar system. Saturn has rings made out of billions and pieces of ice. These four planets are known as the outer planets. Pluto the ninth planet is a dwarf planet. Our planet Earth is very lucky. Why? because we sit where the sun doesn't shine so hot for us to get sunburned and when its cold we dont freeze and get to cold.

Having life here on earth is a miracle. If you do not know we are the only planet that humans exists and live on. Thanks to earth’s gravity we wont be floating in the air. Everything is still which makes things much easier to do. I enjoyed everything from yesterdays lesson on our solar system and I never knew most of the things that were taught by our teacher.

Hope to learn more about the solar system through out this term!

1 comment:

  1. Hey Mui

    Sounds like you're almost an expert on our solar system it always makes me feel quite small to think how big the solar system is and that we're only a very small part of the universe :)

    A very interesting piece of writing :)

    Have fun and keep writing :)


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