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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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:
- 18 – 22 Feb Half Term
- 8 – 15 March – activities celebrating British Science Week