Science Show: Living in Space – KS1

Event Date: Selected dates during Spring Term

Key Stage 1, Selected dates from 22 Jan - 4 April 2019

In this school science show, explore what it takes to launch an astronaut into space and how the entire crew of scientists, engineers, and trainers have a role to play.

Discover the wonders and challenges of life in space including how to stay healthy, dealing with the effects of microgravity and investigating the materials to use for a space suit.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn that ESA stands for European Space Agency and that Tim Peake is the first British ESA astronaut.
  • Discover how astronauts get into space and how they return back to Earth.
  • Learn that the International Space Station is a big science lab in space and what the challenges of living and working in space are.
  • Find out about the people involved in sending astronauts into space.
  • Learn to identify the best material to make a space suit from

Curriculum links:

Working scientifically

  • Asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways.
  • Observing closely, using simple equipment.
  • Performing simple tests.
  • Identifying and classifying.
  • Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions.

Everyday materials

  • Distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made.
  • Identify and name a variety of everyday materials.
  • Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials.
  • Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials for particular uses.

Running throughout Spring Term 2019 excluding:

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