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Learning in Kākano...

Angela Bailey —

This week Kakano have enjoyed learning about the Phases of the Moon using oreo biscuits.

The moon shines because it’s surface reflects light from the sun. The sun always illuminates one half of the moon. The phases of the moon are the different ways the moon looks from earth over about a month. 

“The moon gets very hot and very cold. No people live on the moon. Neil Armstrong was the first man on the moon. The moon orbits the earth. The moon is made of rocks.”

By Audrey

"The planets in our solar system are Venus, Mercury, Saturn, Uranus, Jupiter, Neptune and Mars. Pluto isn’t in our solar system. The sun is a big star. The moon is made of rocks. The galaxy is lots and lots of stars. I will tell you what can go to space; satellites, space shuttles and rockets. You could see comets and asteroids in space."

By Emilie

“The sun’s light reaches Earth in eight minutes. The sun is hot. You think Mercury is the hottest planet, it is not Venus is. Neptune is the coldest planet.”

By Ryder

“The moon is made out of rocks. The moon has no air. The first man to walk on the moon was Neil Armstrong. There are craters on the moon.’’

By Jaxson

“The sun is a star. The sun is hot. The sun is in space. The sun gives us light.”

By Adam