Students present persuasive planets at Bellerose

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For several weeks, students in Claudine Massa-Estremo’s class at Bellerose Avenue Elementary School have been learning about the eight planets in the solar system. Students studied the planets’ distances from the sun, as well as the difference between rocky, or terrestrial, planets, like Earth, Mercury, Venus and Mars, and gas planets, or Jovian planets, like Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
To sum up the unit, students put their knowledge to the test. Using persuasive language and facts, they wrote about why one of the eight planets was either the best or the worst in the solar system. On March 2, the students presented their persuasive planets projects, which were met with applause and enthusiasm from each of their classmates.