Take a trip into space in our special KS2 day – explore the science of flight, make and launch a rocket, and discover if there could be life on the Solar System’s moons! Each school takes part in all three workshops.
We’ve been searching the planets for signs of life but maybe we’ve been looking in the wrong place – perhaps we should be searching the moons in our Solar System? Journey through the Solar System on a hunt for life beyond Earth, with Royal Observatory Greenwich. Through this interactive and action-packed show full of multi-sensory demonstrations, learn what life needs to survive and discover why it might be better to search for life on moons rather than planets! This is an interactive 45–50 minute science theatre show with questioning, demos and audience participation.
The Royal Observatory Greenwich is regarded as the home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian of the world. It was traditionally a working observatory but is now a museum with a science learning team dedicated to sharing space and astronomy with visitors of all ages. It currently boasts London’s only planetarium and the schools programme sees over 40,000 learners a year.
Science of Flight
How does gravity work? How do humans defy gravity? Can we fly in space? Why can flight be a drag? Discover the science behind why things fly, with Jon Chase of Rap Science. Explore the basics of flight using practical activities to investigate the main forces involved, through rhymes and demos. Jon unfolds the basics of aerodynamics, using practical activities to investigate thrust, drag, lift and gravity.
Rap science is a fun and engaging way to interact with scientific knowledge and learn about the world around us. It aims to provide an alternative way to engage with scientific topics and learning.
Run by qualified science communicator and professional science rapper Jon Chase, Rap Science blends together two of his passions, science and music. Using his unique approach to communicating science, Jon engages audiences with entertaining examples of how STEM impacts their lives.
Rocket – Moonshot!
Become a rocket scientist in less than an hour! Learn from a real-life rocket designer how rockets fly in this exciting hands-on workshop from Raptor Aerospace. Design and build your own stomprocket, refine its aerodynamics and accuracy, then try and land your rocket on our giant indoor moon!
Raptor Aerospace Ltd are a Norfolk based space-training company and launch service provider to the UK space industry. Developing and launching small research rockets we give researchers and students across the UK access to high speed and high altitude flight environments and give hands-on training in rockets and rocket propulsion to space industry personnel and to the public from our training facility in Coltishall, north of Norwich.
Tuesday 15 October
Venue: The Forum
Cost: £4 per student. Max 90 students.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are unable to book the full number of places you require.
For school group bookings only