Earth and Beyond (KS1)

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Earth and Beyond  – 25 min

This show is an alternative to our ‘Journey into Space’ , being a little shorter in length for 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
  •  Gravity
  • A brief introduction to the history of astronomy

 

The presenter’s introduction  is followed by two 360 degree films. ‘Clockwork skies’ gives a brief overview of the motion of the Earth and solar system,  and  ‘Solar System Adventure’ takes the children on a tour to look at the planets and other solar system bodies.  The show will last around 25 to 30 minutes in total, allowing for  questions at the end.