Our Space Explorers workshop provides opportunities to tick off various maths objectives; applying skills in measure for both capacity and length! This thrilling outdoor experience will provide lasting memories and plenty of discussion points for your class for weeks to come!
You can choose to focus on the workshop on any significant individual who has explored space travel - most choose Neil Armstrong but you can add any to your enquiry!
Then the children will learn how to build their own rocket launch pads and everyone will have the opportunity to have a turn at launching their group rocket safely before we move on to an investigation!
Next we will learn about the significant events surrounding your chosen individuals space exploration. For example if you were to choose Neil Armstrong we would learn about the critical moment of the moon landing . . . We’ll discover that there was only 15 seconds remaining for Neil Armstrong and his team to land Saturn V before it ran out of fuel! The children will be challenged to launch their own Saturn V rockets, experimenting with how the different amounts of ‘fuel’ added to the rocket changes the distance it travels, providing them with ample opportunity to apply their mathematical skills!
However, the context of this workshop can be changed to any other space explorer of your choosing such as Mae Jemison!
Finally we will explore the visual wonders of the night sky! We will round up the workshop by exploring the sights of space! Children will get creative with some large scale, space themed artwork; exploring the stars and constellations, inspiring your children and giving them the knowledge to try their hand at star gazing.
How long does the outdoor workshop last?
The workshop lasts 2 hours and is available to book 10am-12pm & 1pm – 3pm.
A single workshop classes as a half day and can be booked either in the morning or afternoon. Two workshops classes as a full day.
Options are available for varying class numbers, please add the details to your enquiry form.
Quiet period discounts
During our quieter periods of the year we offer a 10% discount on our workshops when you book for them to be delivered on these days. Please specify whether you would like one of these in your enquiry form.
Dates for 23/24 academic year:
6th - 16th September 2023
10th - 19th January 2024
15th - 19th April 2024
6th - 17th May 2024
15th - 19th July 2024
Primary schools in Leeds, Wakefield, Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster, Selby, Huddersfield, Bradford, Harrogate, Wetherby & York.
We aim to make our workshops affordable for the children to enjoy and therefore only deliver them to areas local to our Education Officers. Schools located within 15 miles of WF1 will have travel included - additional milage will be charged at 45p per mile.
If you are located just outside of these areas, please still get in touch. During our quieter periods of the year we may be able to reach you.