Uranus was discovered in 1781 by Sir William Herschel and his sister. They were homeschooled and they built their own telescopes to find stuff with. Here is a picture of one of their homemade telescopes (Joel, 7 1/2).
Uranus looks blue because it is made of helium, hydrogen and methane and is very cold all the time. It has 11 rings and 21 moons and 2 shepherd moons hold the rings together (Titus, 9).
The most neat thing about Uranus is that it is a topsy turvy planet. It does not spin right side up like all the other planets. It rolls around on it’s side and it’s rings are upways instead of sideways and it goes around the sun in the wrong direction too (Nate, almost 6)!
Teacher’s Two-Cents (by Mom)
William Hershel’s son, John continued his father’s and aunt’s work and was convinced like they were that God was in control of the universe. He said, “All human discoveries seem to be made only for the purpose of confirming more and more strongly the truths come from on high and contained in the sacred writings.”