Year 6 spent the day at Jodrell Bank reinforcing their studies of ‘The Earth in Space’. Some pupils had visited Jodrell Bank several times before and some pupils hadn’t but it was clear that everyone learnt something new by the end of the day. The most astonishing fact we learnt about was that a single teaspoon of neutron star material weighs 1,000 million tonnes!
During the day we participated in 2 workshops, 1 took place in an inflatable planetarium and the other involved designing a Mars Lander. Of the five Mars Lander groups, 3 groups managed to get their raw eggs safely to the ground! Thankfully the rain held off for most of the day which allowed us to visit all of the outside displays and not get too wet. We all agreed how fantastic it is to be at school over the road from Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre.