Students will discover how scientists and engineers help astronauts live and work on the International Space Station (ISS).
Experience life on board The International Space Station.
Students will discover how scientists and engineers help astronauts live and work on the International Space Station (ISS). They will see what life is like for the astronauts on the ISS and the challenges they face.
After that, they they will conduct experiments to identify the best materials for a space suit and for an astronaut’s nappy! Try some astronaut food; and see a mini rocket launch across the lab.
This workshop isn’t available between 13 November – 22 December 2023. See details of our alternative seasonal workshops during this period.
- Properties and changes of materials.
- Working scientifically.
- Design technology.
School trip prices
I’m a scientist (online) sessions
What other teachers say...
‘The space survival workshop was excellent – great range of activities, relevant to our topic and well-paced. Jake was clear, fun and knowledgeable – a superb guide.’
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The Destination Space Workshop includes electronic sounds of equipment and one loud bang. There’s also a range of materials to touch, and fruit to smell and taste.
Please let us know if any students have specific accessibility requirements before your visit. For full sensory information please see the Destination Space visual story.