Subsidised NSA Astronomy day for Primary schools in South Wales, for the Summer Term – Book now!

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NSA Heavily Funded Astronomy day from AstroCymru – What’s included?

We are pleased to announce that AstroCymru, friends of science made simple, have heavily subsidised astronomy days, including 3D shows and a workshop, available for Primary schools in South Wales for the Summer term and beyond, thanks to funding from the NSA (National Science Academy).

They will be visiting Primary schools in South Wales throughout the year. (Spring is now fully booked.)

The astronomy day comprises of a 3D show in the morning to the whole school (max 500 pupils or as many can comfortably fit in your hall), then a 3D show to all Key stage 2, finished off with a workshop in the afternoon to one class (max 36).

This whole day of shows and workshops is available to schools for just £150+VAT and includes travel (normal price starts at £550+VAT.) The 3D shows are performed in a darkened school hall and can be presented to as many students as you choose to bring to the venue.The workshops are performed in a classroom with an element done outside. Access to a computer and projector/interactive whiteboard is preferred. Lots more info is included below.

If you have any queries regarding this offer, please do not hesitate to contact us on 02920 876 884, or drop us an email on info@sciencemadesimple.co.uk.

If you would like to reserve an astronomy day for you school, please register using the link provided – we will then liaise with you to sort out a date.

 

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Please be aware that these astronomy days are strictly limited and very popular, we advise booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Only Primary schools in Wales are eligible for a subsidised astronomy day.

Your school will be invoiced £150+VAT after the event has taken place and the remaining balance is paid by NSA.


The schedule

(These times are just a guideline to aid your planning)

9:15 am Space presenter arrives at your school to set up
10am – 10.30am   3D Show 1: An introduction to astronomy

Films include a tour of solar system, sizes of objects in space, and math games

Suitable for reception to year 6 altogether reaching as many pupils that can comfortably fit in your school hall. We provide 3D glasses, our own 3D projector and polarised screen for 3D films. 3D shows requires ability to black out the school hall and access to electrical sockets.

10.30am – 10.45am   Break
10.45am – 11.30am   3D Show 2: Astronomy plus

Suitable for Key stage 2 pupils only. AstroCymru will provide 3D glasses, their own 3D projector and polarised screen for 3D films. 3D shows requires ability to black out the school hall and access to electrical sockets.

1:00 – 3:00pm After lunch break, workshop of the schools choice until the end of the school day.

Workshops take place in a classroom for the entire duration, with the exception of the Rocket workshop which requires access to the school field/playground for part of the workshop. All workshops can accommodate a maximum of 36 pupils – please check individual workshop details for year group/key stage suitability.

Set up times and packing away: please allow at least 45 minutes to set up the 3D equipment prior to the shows and 30 minutes to pack away the 3D equipment after they have taken place. Afternoon workshops require access to the classroom during the lunch break to set up the activities.

 

You can find more information on the 3D shows here.


Workshop choices

 Click on the links below to find out more details on AstroCymru’s space workshops:-

Rocket WorksopRocket Workshop

Find out about the forces affecting rockets, types and history of rockets and shapes involved to make them aerodynamic. Students then use the knowledge gained to create and design their very own rocket and compete to achieve the highest distance.

Suitability –  Year classes 1 to 6

Venue requirements – Access to classroom projector, computer and screen. Tables and chairs for students to work at while constructing their rockets. Access to outdoors – school playing field or yard. Rockets typically reach 20ft in height and can travel far from launch spot on windy days. Although we bring all the kit required for making a rocket, it is helpful if the school is able to provide additional scissors, sticky tape and pens during the workshop to ensure there are enough for everyone.

 

 

 

 

Is there anyone out there?

In this workshop children take on the role of space scientists and space engineers to discover more about Mars.

Suitability – Year classes 5 and 6

Venue requirements – Access to classroom projector, computer and screen, classroom tables, chairs and access to a sink.

 

Mission X: Train like an Astronaut

Using fun activities, this workshop looks at the effects of space on astronauts, life aboard the International Space Station and the training involved to become an astronaut.

Suitability – Year classes 3 to 6

Venue requirements – Access to classroom projector, computer and screen, classroom tables, chairs and access to a sink.

 


 

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