Out of this world trip for Woodcroft Primary School
PUPILS had an out of this world experience after visiting the Science Centre and Planetarium.
The trip, which took place on Monday January 13, gave Year 5 pupils from Woodcroft Primary School the chance to learn lots about Space. Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium is a science museum that teaches children about things including outer space, dinosaurs and how gravity works.
Pupils took part in fun activities involving space robots, a whirlpool, racing vehicles and wheelchair basketball.
There was also a planetarium in which pupils sat on huge seats that reclined back to view the layout of the galaxy.
Children learnt that Jupiter has 79 moons, when you go to mars you can’t come back and some bright stars are actually planets. One interesting fact is that Jupiter is a protector of Earth because if meteoroids come then Jupiter will save us.
There was the chance to take part in interactive games and workshops including a laser game that taught pupils how to reflect heat. Students also completed a test to find out which colour to use in space which turned out to be gold as it reflects heat.
After the visit one pupil said: ‘This was an incredible day out because I learnt so many amazing facts about Space. I would recommend a school trip to all Year 5s out there’.