Astronomy has been the main focus of our sixth grade science classes. The students have studied the formation of the solar system, the sun, and the inner and outer planets. So far the students have really enjoyed learning about the planets. Did you know that Venus is the hottest planet and that Jupiter has a Great Red Spot? We are also studying the rotation and revolution of the inner and outer planets in relation to their position in the solar system. We just started our study of the Earth’s moon, or Luna, focusing on the phases of the moon.