Workshop: Mission Control

  • 17 Sep 2019 - 22 Nov 2019
  • £7.25 per child, Key Stage 1

Working scientifically, pupils will test and identify the best fuel for their rocket before putting it to the test in a live launch!

In this 60 minute workshop, your pupils will gain an understanding of the science behind how rockets work and the different substances that produce chemical reactions – as well as how to work effectively as a team.

Learning objectives:

  • Find out about the Apollo missions and how man first landed on the Moon
  • Understand that moonlight is actually a reflection of the sun’s light
  • 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 this Autumn term:

17 September – 17 October 2019
5 November – 22 November 2019

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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