Space Days available for schools at National Science and Media Museum

Date Posted: 13/07/2017

The National Science and Media Museum, in Bradford, has launched a new exhibition which features astronaut Tim Peake’s spacecraft, which will be included in the museum’s new Space Days for the next academic year.

Between 18th September and 10th November, schools will be able to book special packages called Space Days.

The Space Days will be suitable for Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 groups and will have links to the Science curriculum, covering topics such as space, waves and light.

About Tim Peake

Tim Peake is an astronaut, who on the 18th June 2016 returned to earth after orbiting on the International Space Station for six months in which he conducted experiments and even ran a marathon during his time in space.

Tim Peake returned to Earth in the Soyuz TMA-19M descent module which is now on display at the National Science and Media Museum.

Space Days

The Space Days are day-long packages which include the opportunity for pupils to find out more about the Soyuz TMA-19M module.

Pupils will also take part in an interactive science show which will explore light and space travel.

Schools on a Space Day will also have access to Wonderlab, the recently added exhibition at the National Science and Media Museum.

Also, taking place on 26th September, 10th October and 7th November are special events called The Science of Space. 

These events will be suitable for Key Stage 3 pupils and will teach them about the science of space and the space industry, including careers.

During the events, students will get to meet with some STEM ambassadors and scientists who actually work in the UK space industry, as well as learn about Tim Peake and his time on the International Space Station.

Learning team leader, Elaine Richmond, said: “I think the Soyuz TMA-19M capsule coming to us is going to be the highlight for next year’s school programme at the National Science and Media Museum. We’ve got loads of space themed activities planned for KS 2 and 3 classes – just get in touch through our website for more details.”

For more information, visit www.scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk

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