With World Space Week (4 - 10 October) fast approaching, W5 is offering schools the chance to take part in some exciting, new space-themed workshops and shows!
From 30 September - 11 October, schools can enjoy a trip to W5 and take part in the following:
This interactive, show-style workshop will introduce young pupils to space travel, the ISS and the work of astronaut Tim Peake. We’ll listen to video advice from mission control, launch a mini rocket and through a series of simple challenges test various materials for use in space. To finish pupils will simulate a spacewalk, fixing a problem on the space station before returning to earth with a bump.
This workshop focuses on some of the key skills needed to work in the space industry as an astronaut, a scientist or an engineer. After looking at how astronauts get off the ground pupils conduct a series of activities that explore the problems of living in space. To finish they can try on a replica of the Sokol suit as used by crew on the ISS.
In this new, interactive workshop we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landings. Following the announcement from NASA that missions to the moon will be taking place again within the next 5 years, this session explores the space missions that travelled around the moon and then successfully landed on the surface of the moon for the first time. Come and design a research moon buggy to get back to the landing module on the lunar landscape and discover a lot more about the Apollo missions along the way!
It has been 50 years since humans first landed on the Moon. Our team will provide a ‘space’ for you to understand more about getting to, exploring the moon and the future of our famous natural satellite. There will be no need to Apollo-gise for this fun interactive science show.
Our range of workshops & floor show will be running from 30 September - 11 October. Workshops last 50 minutes. A visit to W5, including a workshop and floor show is £5.50 per pupil. Pre-booking your school visit is essential. To book your visit please call 028 9046 7700.