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A Moon Masterclass for High Performers

Posted on: 17/05/2021

High Performing students were recently invited to attend a masterclass on the moon. Some cross curricular facts about the moon: When we refer to OUR moon, the Earth’s moon, we must write the word with a capital M as it is a proper noun. For example, we write “Galileo discovered the four largest moons of Jupiter with his telescope” but “In 1969, mankind travelled to the Moon”. The Moon in different languages: LUNA (Latin; Goddess of the Moon) also meaning “Radiant, Bright”. Monday is named after the goddess of the Moon – it used to be “Moon-day”. The same in many other languages in Europe “Lunedi” (Dies Luna) Italian, “Lundi” French, “Montag” (Moon Tag) German, “Lunes” Spanish. 

Students also learned about the ‘Dark side of the Moon’. This is the side that is never seen as the same side of the Moon is always facing Earth. This work inspired students to do their own further research on space which they will present next half term. We are looking forward to finding out more about the frontiers of space. 

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