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Operation Space Station

operation Space Station

Operation Space Station is a highly interactive video conference. Students get the chance to interact with the Commander from the National Space Centre who will set them two different - but very related - challenges.

They will complete these challenges by building their own Space Station and then decide which crew and equipment best supports their mission. This will be done with limited budgets and time constraints.


The students will have to work as a team (approx 5 to 6 students) to problem solve the best way to build a Space Station, based on the equipment they have. They will need to answer questions and that arise during the programme which can earn them extra credits enabling them to extend their Space Station. After they have constructed their Space Station points will be awarded to each team to discover the overall winning team of the challenge.

This video conference is suitable for a class of 36 or less.

Running Time: 75 Minutes


Curriculum Links: 

Key stage 2 - yrs (4) 5 & 6

Speaking and listening
En 1 Group discussion and interaction

Numeracy
Handling data Ma 4, 1a

Science
Sc2 Life processes and living things 2b, e, h
Sc4 Physical Processes 2c, b
Design and technology 2d


Key Stage 3 -  yrs 7 & 8

Science
2.1 Practical and enquiry skills
3.3 Organisms, behaviour and health
3.4 The environment, Earth and universe

Design and Technology
1.1 Designing and making
1.3 Creativity
2. Key processes 

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