Today we visited the Space Centre as we are really enjoying learning about space!
We visited the planetarium where we watched a show called ‘Night and Day’. We learned about how the moon orbits the earth in 28 days, and the earth orbits the sun in 365 days! We loved sitting back on the chairs, watching the show all around us and answering questions about space facts 😃
We then had our lunch together on the ‘blue rocket’ tables 🚀!
After lunch we went around the different exhibits where we found out about galaxies, planets and the solar system. We watched some different shows and there were lots of activities to do. We wore astronaut suits, rocket costumes and even went inside a space station and a spacecraft! We watched a video all about Tim Peake and how he travelled to space too.
After exploring the exhibits, we then went upstairs to see a real rocket! We went up the rocket tower lift to the top of the rocket – it was 42 metres high!! We had a good look at the rocket before having a turn at being an astronaut pretending to blast off into space in our own rocket. We were able to see each other in the rocket from another room and could talk to each other! We also watched a bit of the first ever science fiction film about space! 🎥
As we came back downstairs, we had a go at launching a rocket with different power. Watch how fast it reaches the top!
We all had a brilliant time and really enjoyed being on our trip today. Well done to everybody!