Rivendell SCIENCE

Ancient Greece and Rome

We have spent our first few weeks back at school embracing the Ancient Greeks’ love of astronomy! We have explored the planets in our solar system and Earth’s rotation on its axis and how it orbits around the sun. Older and Middle Kids learned about Astronomical Units and how far each of the planets are from the sun. Younger Kids and Preschool explored why we have day and night and seasons. All the levels then spent some time exploring several constellations and their respective Greek Myths.

In the coming weeks, we are going to do as the Romans did, and implement our problem solving and design skills. I’ll introduce or review the Engineering Design Process with students and then we’ll dive into some fun activities where students work to construct models to solve some problems the Romans may have faced.