On Monday and Tuesday of this week the Year 5’s visited the Victorian Space Science Education Centre (VSSEC) in Melbourne to learn all about their Inquiry Big Idea, ‘Earth is part of a system of planets orbiting around a star’. The students had to use their strong mathematical skills to calculate the size and distance between each of the planets and then create a class model of the solar system. Students then put on astronaut flight suits and prepared for a journey to Mars! Whilst one group of students operated all the controls at Mission Control, our DPS students became astronauts and went to Mars. They tested soil samples, learnt how to purify water, operated robots and so much more! Thankyou to VSSEC for an incredible excursion and to the teachers who took them!