On Tuesday 12th March, a group of intrepid explorers from Year 5 set off for a day exploring the different exhibits of the science museum.
Firstly, the children had the opportunity to look around the space exhibition. Here they saw a model of the moon lander from the Apollo 7 mission and the spacesuits of both Buzz Aldrin and Helen Sharman (who was the first Britain in space). They also found out how astronauts live in space, what they eat during missions and even how they go to the toilet!
After lunch, pupils looked at an exhibit all about us; what our fingerprints are like, how we are different and how we will look when we grow up!
We then accessed the Launchpad gallery where the children were able to explore all of the practical, hands-on activities. These included making circuits, using magnets and many other tasks.
To finish the day, the children took part in a workshop based on structures. During the show, we found out all about which are the strongest shapes and how this is applied in the wider world. Connor was able to try his hand at bridge building, Mr Maher got hit with a mallet and everyone had the chance to sit on a chair made out of nails....Ouch!!!