As part of our ‘Space’ topic, Year 5 participated in STEMfest In Space!
We joined the virtual Rocking Robots & Rovers pop-up workshop, beamed live into our classroom from the National Space Centre. Year 5 had to imagine they were astronauts and could take our school to Mars! After listening to a presentation by solar scientist, Dr Helen Mason and space artist, Helen Schell, they designed their own robot or rover.
The children had to consider what technology their invention would need and how the Sun’s energy could power their machine. We had lots of very creative ideas!
We were also very lucky and some of our pupils’ space questions were chosen to be answered by Dr Mason during the call. We may just have some future astronauts amongst us!