Tuesday, May 3, 2016

8th Grade Science Students Become Planets!

8th graders made an orrery (mechanical model of the solar system) in Mr. Hogue's science class that modeled the inner planets, Mercury, Venus, Earth, & Mars, as they orbit the sun. They took turns being the sun, different planets, or an asteroid beyond the orbit of Mars. Students were able to visualize Kepler's 3 Laws of Planetary Motion while being inside the model. It was out of this world!

Click on the link below to see the orrery in action.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-u_fqHSWQEPTUVFVWxzXzljOWs/view?usp=sharing