Year 1’s recent trip to Winchester Planetarium was a blast!
The visit supported our Space topic and gave the girls first-hand experience of the solar system we call home. The minute we arrived the girls became real scientists, exploring and investigating the equipment and resources around them. The girls were given the opportunity to think, explore, discover and problem solve practically. They collaborated together asked thought-provoking questions as they enthusiastically investigated forces, mass and sound waves through a series of activities.
We were also given the opportunity to experience a virtual tour of space by going inside the planetarium observatory where the girls shrieked with excitement as we blasted off into orbit and discovered the Moon and North Star – as well as the star constellations in our solar system. We zoomed off further into the stars and discovered mind-blowing facts on different planets, before ending our journey with a tour of the Milky Way. Our trip beyond our atmosphere was fun, but we felt very happy to return back to planet Earth after a shaky ride back home. Once we landed, and unbuckled ourselves from our rocket, we took part in a workshop where the girls investigated states of matter through slime, testing our homemade slime bouncy balls. This was gooey great fun!
We were very impressed with how well behaved the girls were and their knowledge and understanding of space is sure to help them become tomorrow’s astronauts – provided they want to pursue a career in space.
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