Workshop: Destination Space: Mission Control

  • 6 Mar 2020 - 1 Apr 2020
  • £6.75 (Excl. VAT) per child, Key Stage 1

Pupils will become rocket engineers in this hands-on workshop. Working scientifically, pupils will test and identify the best fuel for their rocket before putting it to the test in a live launch! Pupils will gain an understanding of the science behind how rockets work and learn more about the latest adventures in UK space exploration.

Learning objectives:

  • Find out about the UK’s involvement in space exploration and where the future UK spaceports will be
  • Understand the basic science behind how rockets work
  • Learn that different substances produce chemical reactions
  • Learn how to work effectively as a team to complete set tasks

Curriculum links:

Working scientifically

  • Observing closely, using simple equipment
  • Performing simple tests
  • Identifying and classifying
  • Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions


Available selected dates across all three terms in 2020:

6 March – 1 April
29 April – 21 May
22 September – 23 October
3 – 20 November

Remember: We’re closed on Mondays during term time!

All visits include

  • A welcome by our specially trained staff
  • Dedicated lunch area for your pupils
  • Option to pre-book a visit to the gift shop
  • Explore our museum and outside area
  • Free teacher preview visit
  • Resources such as risk assessments and gallery guides

Calderdale schools get 50% off!

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