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Living in space

Students will learn about life on board the International Space Station.

Who is it for: Key stage 1 and reception
Duration: 45 minutes
School student in a Living in Space Education Workshop.

An immersive workshop about materials in space

Students follow astronaut Space Ted as they go about their daily life on board the International Space Station.

They will join the mission control team planning healthy meals and making sure Space Ted gets enough exercise.

Students will take on the role of a scientist investigating the properties of materials to make space suits for astronauts like Space Ted.

Curriculum links

Key stage 1 and reception
  • Use of everyday materials
  • Animals including humans
  • Working scientifically

By the end of the workshops students will have discovered:

Rocket icon.

What it is like to be an astronaut living in the International Space Station - how they eat, sleep, exercise, and work when they are weightless.

Telescope icon.

The challenges they face and how they are supported by scientists, doctors, and engineers back on Earth.

Astronaut icon.

How engineers and scientists use their knowledge of material properties to design space suits to keep astronauts safe in space.

Planet earth icon.

The wonder and beauty of seeing Earth from space - known as the Overview Effect.

What other teachers say...

“Well organised. Well managed. Good use of resources.”

Front Street Primary School

“Very impressed with the whole booking process! It was made stress free and simple for myself as it was my first trip as a teacher! Children enjoyed it and haven’t stopped talking about it!”

St Mary and St Thomas Aquinas

“Everything was so well organised. The life in space session was excellent – very hands on and engaging.”

Lanchester EP Primary School