Space Explorers

Year Group: 5/6

Subject: Science 

Are you curious about what you see in the night sky? Why does the Moon look different every time you see it?  Do you fancy holding a real meteorite and having the opportunity to make observations from a professional telescope?  This exciting course introduces pupils to the fundamentals of astronomy, exploring our own Solar System and venturing into deep space.

The Earth is bombarded daily by pieces of space debris – most burn up in our atmosphere and appear as “shooting stars”, but a few are large enough to land. We will be bringing a huge piece of the Campo del Cielo meteorite that crashed into the Earth over 4500 years ago!  Students will have the opportunity to examine the meteorite and use a large observatory-grade telescope to view planets and distant galaxies.

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