From Term 4, 5 October 2021, take one small step, then a giant leap as we investigate the exploration of our Solar System. Use our Powerhouse Museum collection set PDFs to practice ‘thinking scientifically’ by studying the ‘Race for space’ and ‘Why go to space?’ before the video conference. These set the scene for a revamped, interactive program.
During the video conference, learners will work in groups in a coding unplugged game with Scratch as we look at how robots learn to explore hostile worlds.
At this point, different Stages will blast off to investigate:
The causes of Day and Night (Stage 1),
The Earth’s relationship with the Sun (Stage 2), or
The Earth’s place in our Solar System (Stage 3).
To end, we will look at the future of space exploration and the roles young learners may play in the future. To the stars…