Blast off into space with Astronaut George! Jump aboard his rocket and journey with him around our solar system as he searches for air, water and friends on each new planet. This is a fun interactive session, led by an Education Demonstrator in our planetarium. The pupils will discover the planets that make up the solar system, the conditions needed for life and why we experience night and day.
This workshop will take place in our wonderful Planetarium, where one of our education demonstrators will show the class incredible images of earth, such as, ‘Earth Rise’, taken from Apollo 8 in 1968 and other images taken on important space missions throughout history.
The class will watch our interactive Astronaut George show, a fun animated journey exploring our solar system, learning amazing facts about the planets and asking the question: what makes life on earth unique?
The pupils will have the chance to act out what they have learnt by handling our model planets to recreate our solar system. Allowing them to take part in an interactive experience that demonstrates the order of the planets in our solar system, explains why life is possible on earth and what causes night and day.
This workshop explains some of the basic scientific facts of our home planet, and aims to inspire the pupil’s imagination to further explore our universe.
We need adult help to ensure the pupils have the best possible experience and to ensure the safety of the handling objects. For this reason you must bring at least two adults to this session.
Please arrive on time for your workshop or we may not be able to run it for you. Please share these notes with your adult helpers before your visit. This will help them to support your pupils to have a successful and enjoyable day.
Through participating in this session students are encouraged to think about