During the month of January, Senior Infants were learning all about the theme ‘Space’. It was a very popular theme because it was so interesting and lots of fun! We watched some Youtube clips of astronauts brushing their teeth and washing their hair in a space station!! We learned that everything floats in the space station because there is no gravity. We then carried out an experiment to explore gravity on Earth. We held two bottles of water at the same height and predicted which bottle would hit the ground first. We had many different predictions so there was a lot of discussion. We varied the weight of the bottles and also dropped them from different heights to ensure it was a fair test. Check out our photos below to see the results!
We had great fun launching a rocket. We blew up a balloon, let it go and noticed what happened. Next, we discussed ways in which we could control the path in which the balloon was travelling. We then connected the balloon to a piece of string and launched our very own space rocket in the small hall!
We carried out an experiment to discover why there are craters on the moon. To make the moon’s surface we put flour and cocoa powder in a big tray. We used pieces of plasticine as meteorites and predicted what would happen when we dropped them onto the moon’s surface. We changed the size of the meteorites and dropped them from different heights to see if there was any difference in the craters. As you can see making craters was quite messy but great fun!
At the Role Play area we had the opportunity to take on the role of an astronaut in the Space Station.
At the construction area, we made space ships, the planets, rockets space stations using Connects and Lego.
At the Creative Station, we created our own space rockets and flying saucers.