Earth and Beyond – 30 min
This show is an alternative to our ‘Journey into Space’ , being a little shorter in length, for younger KS2, or KS1. We start with a presentation using our planetarium software to look at the night sky. Topics covered during the show include;
- Day, Night and year
- The Sun and stars
- The Earth, Sun and Moon are separate spherical bodies
- The difference between stars and planets
- The Earth’s environment
- Observe and describe weather associated with the seasons
- A brief introduction to the history of astronomy
The presenter’s introduction is followed by a 12 minute fulldome show ‘Solar System Adventure’ taking the children on a tour of the Solar System. The show will last around 30 minutes in total, allowing for questions at the end.
There is also now an option for KS1 to include a 5 min film ‘Clockwork Skies’, giving a brief overview of the motion of the Earth.