Group: Science & Live2Learn
Learning Objective: How do astronauts survive in space? Design a new space colony that is suitable for human habitation.
What did you learn? '...that astronauts have to drink coffee out of a packet to stop it from going everywhere' 'We learned about star constellations' Read more...
Students were given a challenge to create their own planet/colony in case the World ended! They had to make sure it would sustain human life and that resources such as water and food were available. They also had to consider government, security and maintenance of the planet. Awards were given to the best designs for Creative thinking.
'For Super Learning Day 4 the Science Team blasted off into Space, played with Slinkys and witnessed the stars in all their glory!!! We were joined at the academy by Dave Roberts from Edge Hill and his mobile planetarium. Students learnt about the different names of stars and constellations and it also turned into an assault course having to crawl through the tunnel! We were also joined by 2 special guests who decided it would be a good idea to explode some rockets over Sherdley Park. The students were introduced to how NASA and engineers work in sending astronauts into space. Whilst groups were taking it in turns to go to the planetarium and blow up Sherdley Park; the Science team didn't waste any time.
Students were taken back to the teachers childhood; playing with slinkys, gyroscopes, paper aeroplanes and yo-yos (Mr Bradshaw's rock the cradles was very impressive). The reasoning was to see what forces were acting on these toys on earth and whether the same forces would act on them in space!
Overall the students and the staff had fun whilst learning about cool space stuff; everyone is
looking forward to the next Super Learning Day when the Science team will go one better!