Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Learning about.... space travel

Better late than never to post about our third "learning about" topic. Big Bro's choice again, space travel. It ended up mostly being an internet-based project, with us printing pictures to paste together to make a book about space travel, and watching movies on YouTube. The text of the book went like this:

The first rockets did not carry people.

Sputnik was the first satellite to fly around the earth.

Animals like Laika the dog went into space before people did.

Before people had flown in rocket to space, Joe Kittinger flew to the edge of space in huge balloons called Excelsior. To get back to earth he had to jump with a parachute.

Yuri Gagarin was the first person to go into space in a rocket.
Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first people to go to the moon in a rocket.

Space shuttles are spaceships that take off with a rocket
and land on earth like a plane.

There is an International Space Station
for people to live in space. To get there you need to go in a rocket or a space shuttle.

Some spaceships have flown to other planets
to take pictures for us to see.

Some people think aliens come to earth
in flying saucers from other planets.
One day people might be able to have holidays in space.

1 comment:

Maxabella said...

We are going through a bit of a 'space' obsession over here as well. Where does it come from? I'm enjoying it, though. It's something I need to learn more about anyway. I am still getting over Pluto being downsized... x

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