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Alive in Space

Key info...

Learning level: Key Stage 1, Lower Key Stage 2
Location: Life's educational laboratories, Life Science Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne
Availibility: On demand
Minimum Attendance: 12

Join an expedition into space and discover what it means to be alive.

Lots of hands-on fun as we learn about the planets in our Solar System and explore a new planet for living things.

This workshop can be combined with Earth, Sun and Moon, our presenter-led planetarium session for KS1.

Image credit: NASA.

What will you learn?

Curriculum Links

Science KS1 – Working scientifically:
  • Identifying and classifying.
  • Using observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions.

Science KS1 – Year 2 – Living things and their habitats
  • Explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead and things that have never been alive.

Science KS1 – Year 2 – Animals, including humans
  • Notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults.
  • Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food, air).

Aims and Objectives
  • To compare the differences between things that are living, dead or have never been alive.
  • To identify the things needed to keep humans alive in space
  • Explore the solar system to see if any of the planets could support life.
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