The Grade 4-6 Jupiter students have been working hard learning about our planet.

Over the past few weeks, they’ve been studying the vast subject of geography. Recently, the students completed a unit all about maps and cartography, and learned so many things about the type of data that can be included on a map and how they can be used in conjunction with each other to make predictions and discover reasons why the planet has changed the it has over the many year we have existed on it.

Now, the students are learning about what Earth is made of. They have discovered that the outer crust is made up of plates, and that the movement of these plates are the reason why we have so many natural phenomena. For example, mountains, valleys, volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis are just some of the effects that result from the interactions between the different plates.

Their studies continue develop their skills and they are becoming more knowledgable young geographers every week.

Keep up the great work!

– Tim