Explore what it takes to launch an astronaut into space and how the entire crew of scientists, engineers, and trainers have a role to play.
Discover the wonders and challenges of life in space including how to stay healthy, deal with the effects of microgravity and investigate the materials to use for a spacesuit.
- Learn that ESA stands for European Space Agency and that Tim Peake is the first British ESA astronaut.
- Discover how astronauts get into space and how they return back to Earth.
- Learn that the International Space Station is a big science lab in space and what the challenges of living and working in space are.
- Find out about the people involved in sending astronauts into space.
- To identify the best material to make a spacesuit from.
- Asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
- Observing closely, using simple equipment
- Performing simple tests
- Identifying and classifying
- Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
- Distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made
- Identify and name a variety of everyday materials
- Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials
Uses of everyday materials
- Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials for particular uses
Audience: Key Stage 1
Available selected dates in ’22:
Spring: 8 – 31 March
Summer: 26 April – 21 July
Remember: We’re closed on Mondays during term time!
All visits include
- Two hours to explore our galleries
- 30 minute science show for your class only
- Your very own Enabler, to greet and guide you, and make sure you have a great day!
- Dedicated lunch space
To enquire about a visit, complete our Eureka! Visit Enquiry Form.Contact us