A great way to introduce the topic of space to reception children. The presenter led introduction covers some of the basic concepts, such as the difference between stars and planets, constellations and the solar system, and is set against the backdrop of the night sky. Watch how the sun and stars appear to rise and set as the Earth turns, look for constellation shapes and patterns and spot planets in amongst the stars. This introduction can be also be tailored to suit a specific classroom activity if needed.
There then follows 2 short 360 degree immersive films looking at how the Earth and other planets orbit the Sun, followed an introduction to each of the planets. The show runs for approximately 25 minutes and includes:
- Night and day
- Planets and our solar system