Space Scientist for a Day
- To learn about space ‘through the eyes of an Astronaut’
- To raise children’s awareness of space, time and the future.
- To learn about the scientific principles of satellites and space rockets.
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- To understand about the universe, planets and stars.
- To become aware of the many different skills and talents needed in astronomy.
- To inspire children to ‘aim for the stars’ and see where hard work and determination could take them.
- To look at travel and communication developments during their parents’ and grandparents’ lives.
- To help children understand how much the world can change in a short space of time.
- To think about how travel and communications may change in their life time.
- To introduce the concept of space travel to the children.
- To inspire children to become interested in science, space and communications.
Pre visit to school
- Hull CU tutor to give a presentation introducing children to the concept of space and set the theme.
- Make the children aware of what to look out for during the visit to the Star Centre.
- PowerPoint and YouTube presentations introducing and illustrating the principles of space travel.
- A day visit to the Star Centre at Keighley College.
- Introductory film on the Star Centre.
- The Planetarium—a look at the main planets, stars and the universe.
- Mission Control— a ‘real life’ replica showing live coverage of astronauts at the International Space Centre.
- Moonscape— dress up in a real space suit complete with breathing and safety equipment ready to walk on the ‘moon surface’.
- Research labs- learn about the techniques being used to explore and discover new things about the vast universe and how science is taking the human race into space.