Our Key Stage 2 'Earth and Space' and 'Forces' Spaceman workshop
A more factual but still still fun workshop with the spaceman, rocket launches, a moon rover drive and even a Buzz Aldrin signed glove!
Key Stage 2 summary:
This Key Stage Two science workshop is an inspiring journey through the history of space travel for either any KS2 year group as a one-off experience or for the year 5 Earth and Space and Forces Science topics. This includes a detailed 'space race' HD presentation; the handling of actual space flown items; controlling a mini moon rover; rocket-making and also a picture wearing a glove signed by the real Buzz Aldrin!
Delivered by Mr B as a teacher talking about space travel and the science of the spacesuit (as opposed to the ‘in role’ role-play version for KS1), this unique Key Stage 2 science workshop can be delivered to either single or multiple classes over the course of a single day or several days as per the following examples.
One day, single class version summary:
2 OR MORE CLASSES? (ie up to 4) then it is the spaceman presentation to start altogether followed by normally the rocket making session per class
SPACE RACE PRESENTATION: Mr B enters your hall or classroom in the spacesuit to wow pupils with an explanation of the science behind it as well as the 1960s ‘space race’ in an interactive HD video presentation, including genuine flown space artefacts for pupils to handle, ad also the replcia Buzz Aldrin signed glove.
GLOVE PHOTO SESSION: The session then ends with each pupil having their picture taken wearing the space helmet (if they want to) and Buzz's glove.
MOON ROVER: This is then followed after breaktime by pupils having a turn at piloting our remote control moon rover across a vast moon textured surface, where they learn in pairs exactly how difficult it is to control such an awkward vehicle!
ROCKET MAKING: (perfect for the year 5 forces topic!) After lunchtime the fun continues with some rocket making related to your space ‘forces’ topic, when pupils learn all about the forces of gravity, thrust and drag by making a paper rocket and launching it in comparison with their friends.