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Our World is truly amazing…

Today, Wednesday June 6th 2012, the planet of Venus will pass over the Sun. It began at 8:15am today and will end at approximately 2:45pm today. Venus is travelling at about 1000km/hour. This statistic highlights to us how large our solar system actually is. This phenomena will not occur again until 2117!!! 

How does this relate to Primary Teaching and technology? 
The media has been covering this outstanding sight all morning, and through various websites, the transition is able to be viewed through live streaming. This is probably the best way to view the transition, as it has been said that the radiation during this transition is much greater than normal. Students within a classroom are safely able to use the technology of live streaming to view this transition. 

This reinforces the my previous blog, Week Seven which discusses video-conferencing and virtual excursions. The viewing of Venus’ transit can be viewed through the Sydney Observatory Website. 

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