In our Space 2119 Adventure, we have become space travel experts and are going to become the first people to offer holidays in space! In order to do this, we need to learn more about the Solar System. We completed a Burn2learn, where we learnt about all the different planets in the Solar System.
Through imagineering the children were told it was February 2119 and to think about what the world would be like in the future. They were shown pictures of futuristic scenes and had to think about things like clothing, transport, houses and school. They then had to design these 4 aspects and draw a picture of them with a short explanation of each.
The children were then introduced to Lunar Branson who is the great great great granddaughter of Richard Branson, who yesterday managed to launch a spaceship that could travel to Mars in the same amount of time that it takes us to fly to Spain. As a result, she is now looking to launch a business offering holidays in space and this is where the children come in. It was their job to design a space holiday company, starting with a name and logo.
The children were then asked the question, "How do day and night occur?" We watched the following clip https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/clips/zrd9wmn that explains about day and night and how it's all down to the Earths rotation on its axis.
Through a burn2learn the children found different facts about the Sun, Earth and Moon that they had to arrange on the diagram.
The children were asked to design their own spacesuit. Before they could so that we needed to look in detail at what a spacesuit can do. We looked at the materials they're made from, how they regulate the body's temperature in space and how they provide oxygen and water to the astronauts. The children were given a picture of a spacesuit that they had to label with all the different parts which they had to label with the information they had learnt before they could design their own.