Ever wondered what it would be like to hold a tiny piece of the Moon? Now you can find out in this full day workshop celebrating the famous Apollo Missions.
The Apollo Mission Day has been specially created for KS1 and above. The workshop is based around actual pieces of Moon rock and lunar soil brought to Earth by the Apollo Mission astronauts in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The Moon rocks are incredibly rare and are on loan to the UK’s Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) from NASA and borrowed by Creative Space!
This awesome full day workshop is designed to accommodate up to 90 pupils over three sessions within the school setting. Don’t worry if you have a larger year group – just get in touch to discuss your requirements. Additional teacher-led activities can be included to consolidate learning objectives.
Due to the rarity of the lunar samples, this workshop is only available by pre-arrangement at least three months in advance of your preferred booking date.
The Apollo Mission Day is designed to include an immersive planetarium film, drop-in workshops, classroom activities and science demos. A typical programme goes like this:
Back To The Moon For Good: an immersive planetarium film which starts with the last Apollo mission and looks at possible future missions including a human Moon base.
THE MOON ROCKS
Drop-in, hands-on activities including ‘Investigating Moon Dust’ where students compare and contrast Earth soil and real Moon dust, recording observations using hand lenses and a digital microscope; and ‘Moon Formation’ where students hold real meteorites and watch experiments using gloopy liquids to find out how the Moon was made.
A computer-based citizen science workshop with students contributing to a real science project by classifying Moon craters.
Alternative workshop sessions include Lunar Literacy and Moon Games (from KS1), Dating the Moon and Lunar Artwork (from KS3). Activities can be tailored to suit age and ability.
We’ll supply three Creative Space facilitators; additional activities can be run as classroom sessions, run by school staff or volunteers.
All equipment, worksheets and handouts are supplied… including real bits of outer space! All you need to do is give us your school timetable so we can create a schedule tailored to your typical school day.
The cost for our Apollo Mission Day is:
Full day: £600
Price includes all materials and specialist equipment.
TRAVEL & OVERNIGHT STAY
Travel is free within a 20 mile radius of Hastings, and charged at 45p per mile if you need us to travel further. And if the journey will take us over 2 hours, we may have to charge for an overnight stay which costs an extra £40. If our journey includes tolls and ferry charges, these will be added too.
LOCATION & SPACE
The planetarium needs to be in a large hall. Other activities can use any space within the school/venue that can accommodate up to 30 pupils (classroom, library, etc). The planetarium is for indoor use only and needs a floor space measuring 6 x 6 metres plus a height of 3.2 metres. The floor space needs to be clean and dry. Access to electricity is essential.
Once you’ve read our Workshop Booking Guidelines, please complete the Workshop Booking Form to make your booking. If you need to talk through any aspects of your booking before filling out the form, call us on 01424 420968 or send us an email.
HEALTH & SAFETY
• We hold £10,000,000 Public Liability Insurance
• All of our electrical equipment is PAT tested, certificates are available on request
• All our presenters hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate and carry photo ID