Year 5 Science Workshop

29th October 2019
Year 5 Science Workshop
 

As part of their topic ‘Stargazers,’ the Year 5 children took part in a workshop run by the Science Museum. The children discovered the science behind launching rockets and satellites into space, and also found out about different satellites and their orbits. The children learnt how food and water is transported into space. They participated in an experiment in which they were able to filter urine back to into drinkable water, a process that astronauts have to use in space. The children discovered the heavy duty materials needed to build a rocket and how those materials do not absorb heat, meaning that it keeps everything inside safe and cool. The children thoroughly enjoyed experiencing what life might be like in space. They saw the effects of what might happen to a person not wearing a space suit and explored the possibility of life on another planet.