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Northern Ireland

Primary In-School Workshops

Learning
Location Northern Ireland
Date 21 Mar - 16 Oct 2022
Time 12:00AM
Age Key Stage 1 & 2 Pupils
Drawn in Oliver Jeffers illustrative style, an image of the sun reads 'The Solar System' across it in blue text.

Animation: Exploring Our Solar System

Animate our astronomy with this 1 day workshop exploring the fundamentals of animation. Students will explore the Solar System before being guided through the basics of fun and accessible animation techniques. Working in teams, students will plan and script a short animation on one planet from our Solar System, before getting hands on with iPads and other animation equipment to capture, create and export their finished videos!

Please note all equipment and assets will be provided by the Nerve Centre.

Suitability: Key Stage 2
Format:
In School
Duration: 5 hours (1 day)
Booking email:
learning@ourplaceinspace.earth

Cowgirl drawn in Oliver Jeffers illustrative style looks up toward a illustrative drawing of the solar system.

Animation: Exploring Life in the Universe

One of the major questions astrophysicists have been exploring since humans were first in space is the question of life beyond Earth— what else lives and survives in our solar system?

After learning the basic principles of animation, students will plan and script their animation in teams. Using animation software, they will then capture and create their videos.

Please note all equipment and assets will be provided by the Nerve Centre.

Suitability: Key Stage 2
Format:
In School
Duration:
5 hours (1 day)
Booking email:
learning@ourplaceinspace.earth

Film: Moon Landings

One small step for man...but one giant leap for mankind!

Within this workshop, students will be given an overview of the iconic 1969 Moon Landings before planning, scripting and filming their own Moon landing using green screen and other filming techniques.

Students will be encouraged to consider the significance of this event, thinking about how the astronauts must have felt, and how the world watched in amazement during this iconic moment. Please note all equipment and assets will be provided by the Nerve Centre.

Suitability: Key Stage 1 and 2
Format:
In School
Duration:
5 hours (1 day)
Booking email: learning@ourplaceinspace.earth

Film: Intergalactic News Report

BREAKING NEWS! Our Place in Space launches epic film-making workshops!

This workshop will give students an overview of our solar system, before tasking them with scripting and filming their very own news report! What do you want to tell the world about our solar system? Have you discovered something new?

Please note all equipment and assets will be provided by the Nerve Centre.

Suitability: Key Stage 2
Format:
In School
Duration:
5 hours (1 day)
Booking email:
learning@ourplaceinspace.earth

Minecraft Education: Our Solar System

It's so much more than just pixels!

Discover our solar system with Minecraft creative mode, as students recreate our solar system within the app! They will have to consider the relative size of each planet and the distances between them.

If Mercury were the size of one Minecraft block, what size would the rest of the planets be?

Suitability: Key Stage 1 and 2
Format:
In School
Duration:
2 hours (½ day)
Booking email:
learning@ourplaceinspace.earth

Minecraft Education: Good Trouble — Us and Them

Should there really be an US and THEM?

Explore important historical social justice movements with Microsoft's Minecraft Good Trouble World, as students reflect on the relationships between US and THEM and what this means for our planet.

Suitability: Key Stage 2
Format:
In School
Duration:
2 hours (½ day)
Booking email: learning@ourplaceinspace.earth

A mouse, drawn in Oliver Jeffers illustrative style, is taking a bite out of a piece of the moon atop which he is sitting. It looks like he has taken a slice out of it, suggesting the moon is made of cheese. Above the mouse sits 6 other planets.

Our Solar System: Scratch Digital Story

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be an astronaut? Within this workshop students will learn all about our Solar System through the creation of their very own digital story using the coding platform Scratch.

Students will learn the principles of coding, whilst developing an understanding of our Solar System. Please note all equipment and assets will be provided by the Nerve Centre.

Suitability: Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils.
Format:
In school
Duration:
3 hours (½ day)
Booking email:
learning@ourplaceinspace.earth

Coding: Space Invaders

We code in peace!

This workshop will give students the opportunity to learn how to create their very own Space invaders style game within Scratch. Our trainers will guide your students through the process of making their own basic game, which they will then be able to modify, making it easier or harder for their opponent to beat. Students will then get the opportunity to show their game to the rest of the class.

Suitability: Key Stage 2
Format:
In School
Duration:
2 hours (½ day)
Booking email:
learning@ourplaceinspace.earth

Digital Audio: Our Solar System — Space Jams

Ever wondered what space sounds like?

In this workshop, students will use the GarageBand platform to record and manipulate sounds of the Solar System. Students will explore the sounds of space and interpret them creatively to produce a soundscape, whilst learning the principles of digital audio.

Please note all equipment and assets will be provided by the Nerve Centre.

Suitability: Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils.
Format:
In school
Duration: 2 hours (½ day)
Booking email:
learning@ourplaceinspace.earth

Digital Audio: The Planet Podcast

If you could create an audio message to share with life in outer-space, what would you talk about?

In this workshop students will learn how to produce their very own podcast with GarageBand. Pupils will be guided through the process of developing a space-themed podcast, writing a script, recording content, adding a jingle and basic editing skills.

Please note all equipment and assets will be provided by the Nerve Centre.

Suitability: Key Stage 2
Format:
In School
Duration:
2 hours (½ day)
Booking email:
learning@ourplaceinspace.earth

Please note, these lessons are very versatile and can be easily adapted to suit other topics of learning within the curriculum and incorporated into future lessons.

If you would like to book any of these workshops then please fill in this google form.

Contact learning@ourplaceinspace.earth for more information.