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World Space Week Workshops

Learning
Location Online - Zoom
Date 4 Oct - 10 Sep 2022
Times 04 Oct: 10:00AM 05 Oct: 1:15PM 05 Oct: 10:00AM 06 Oct: 10:00AM 07 Oct: 10:00AM 07 Oct: 1:15PM 10 Oct: 10:00AM
Age 4-18

Grab your moon boots and fuel your rockets, World Space Week is entering the stratosphere from 4-10 October 2022!

As part of World Space Week, we are offering your school the opportunity to take part in a number of online workshops, guided by our spectacular learning team via Zoom. They're free, fun and engaging for all pupils aged 4-18.

For further information on each workshop, please download our guide for teachers by clicking here.

Our Creative Challenges have been designed to encourage pupils to consider their place on planet earth and how they could make a small change which would make a huge difference. Check them out below.


Ella Podmore Challenge

McLaren Engineer Ella shares insights on what makes a good design and sets the challenge of making a spacecraft that uses only renewable energy sources. Our Creative Learning team will provide guidance on creating your design, with hints and tips of how to make it eco friendly and sustainable.

Format: Online via Zoom, Tuesday 4 October @ 10am

Suitability: Key Stage 1–5 (ages 4–18)

Download our guide for more info. Please note, you only need one registration per class.

Chris Hadfield Challenge

NASA Astronaut Chris Hadfield sets a special mission that encourages pupils to create a video which explores what they would feel if they looked back at their home from space. Our Creative Learning team will provide a step-by-step guide to scriptwriting and video editing using the iMovie app.

Format: Online via Zoom @ 10am on 5 & 10 October

Suitability: Key Stage 1–5 (ages 6–-18)

Download our guide for more info. Please note, you only need one registration per class.

Create a Space GIF Animation

During this workshop pupils will learn more about our solar system before creating their very own space-inspired gif animation. Create an alien, make a spinning planet, or blast a rocket off into space — the possibilities are endless.

Format: Online via Zoom @ 1.15pm on 5 October

Suitability: Key Stage 2 (ages 8–11)

Download our guide for more info. Please note, you only need one registration per class.

Nicole Stott Challenge

NASA Astronaut Nicole Stott wants to inspire your class to think about how we are all crewmates on Spaceship Earth and need to protect it together. Our Creative Learning team will take your class through the process of making a postcard and the three key things which they need to included into their design, which will help to protect planet Earth. You can download our postcard before the workshop, or simply create your own.

Format: Online via Zoom @ 10am on Thursday 6 October

Suitability: Key Stage 1–5 (ages 4–18)

Download our guide for more info. Please note, you only need one registration per class.

Space Frogger - Scratch Jr (Primary)

During this workshop, students will learn how to create their very own Space Frogger style game using Scratch Jr, learning core computational thinking skills.

Format: Online via Zoom @10am on Friday 7 October

Suitability: Key Stage 1–2 (ages 7–11)

Download our guide for more info. Please note, you only need one registration per class.

Space Frogger - Scratch 3.0 (Post Primary)

Within this workshop, students will learn how to create their very own Space Frogger style game within Scratch 3.0, learning core computational thinking skills.

Format: Online via Zoom, Friday 7 October @ 1.15pm

Suitability: Key Stage 3 (ages 11–14)

Download our guide for more info. Please note, you only need one registration per class.


Download our Information Pack

For more information including technology requirements, accessing zoom links, run times and curriculum links, please download our information pack below.

Check out our educational resources

We also offer a range of educational resources tailored for Primary and Post-Primary pupils in the classroom. These resources which can be downloaded for free here are designed by Oliver Jeffers, with scientific content provided by Astrophysicist Professor Stephen Smartt (Queen’s University Belfast) and produced by the Nerve Centre. The resources are linked to the NI curriculum and focus on areas such as space physics, climate change and pollution.