The Space Show in Astrodome took pupils from Years 2, 5, 6 and 7 on an imaginary space-flight from Earth to the outer edges of our solar system, teaching the all-important movements that affect our everyday life. In a planetarium where over 18,000 stars are projected together with models, music and moving picture views of the planets, the Astrodome provides a unique way of teaching this difficult subject in a stimulating environment.
Years 5 particularly enjoyed the Astrodome visit, tying in perfectly with the 'Earth, Moon and Sun' Science topic. Difficult concepts, such as why the moon appears to change shape and why nebulas form, were perfectly illustrated, making it all much easier to understand. The girls 'oohed' and 'aahed' as planets and stars whizzed above them! Darcey described the experience as "magical," Abeshana said, "it was like a cinema but better," and Abby was impressed by the, "really good effects!" It certainly acted as an inspirational start to our new topic, with Sophie saying that she, "liked finding the stars because I knew about Orion but didn't know there were lots of other stars around it."
This evening all of us will take a little bit longer looking out of our windows to see what we can spot up in the sky.