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Wow way to introduce space topic to Y1?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by erialcrobo, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. erialcrobo

    erialcrobo New commenter

    Hi guys, looking for a wow introduction to this topic. Any ideas???
    Many Thanks
     
  2. Perhaps start with an object that has 'appeared ' in your classroom- an alien or a part from a spaceship. Ask the children for ideas aboutwhere it might have come from, why do they think that? that could start as your mind map of WTK- btw which year group???


     
  3. soz just seen Year 1- Doh! too many glasses of wine on a sunday!!
     
  4. comenius

    comenius New commenter

    We had a mobile planetarium - it was brilliant, the children really loved it, especially crawling down the dark tunnel to get in!! I think it cost about £100.
     
  5. marlin

    marlin Star commenter Forum guide

    Sorry if this is no use to you, but I wondered if you had seen these resources on this site?
    https://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Year-1-topic-planning-Destination-Outer-Space-6026174/
    Also, have you seen the clips available at the BBC Learning Zone?
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/Primary/Science/Earth%20Sun%20and%20Moon/page-1.html?pagesize=12&format=list
    I don't know where you live - but a visit to the National Space Centre (Leicester) would kick the topic off well. It might be worth enquiring about their video conferencing - they do say for all ages. This could be exciting!
    http://www.spacecentre.co.uk

     
  6. erialcrobo

    erialcrobo New commenter

    Thanks guys some really useful suggestions here!
     
  7. Stiltskin

    Stiltskin Lead commenter

    Winchester Science Centre, Southampton and Portsmouth university all have mobile planetariums.

    First Lego League Jr theme is Space this year which you may be able to use Some of their resources.
    http://www.juniorfirstlegoleague.org/challenge

    There's also the Tim peake space classroom video that you also mightuse
     
  8. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    Given the OP asked for ideas in 2011, the class will now be year 8!
    Hopefully they enjoyed their space topic.

    As Bluelamb has the below on their profile page, I'm assuming they resurrected the thread to advertise their company, which I thought was against the rules?.
    I have worked as a teacher for over 10 years. I am now working as a freelance astronomy presenter at Wonderdome Mobile Planetarium. I travel and present immersive space shows to kids from age 3 and upwards :)
     

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