STEM Space Workshop

This week, Years 5 & 6 welcomed Dr. Irene Wise, from Lancaster University, to lead them in a Space themed workshop.

We looked at the problems faced by the crew of Apollo 13, and tried to work out how to solve it using a plastic box, a rubber tube, a plastic bag, cardboard and tape!

We tested the properties of various materials to see which would be useful in space for different purposes.

Finally, we designed and made prototype landing pod to safely land an astronaut (jelly baby) onto the surface of Mars.