YEAR 5 TOPIC: INTO SPACE & RETURN TO EARTH
Welcome to Star City: Train to Become An Astronaut!
This term, we are going to learn how to become an astronaut (or 'cosmonaut' in Russian). We will find out about what we need to learn at school. Then, we travel to Star City: the cosmonaut training centre in Russia! There, we will face the grueling training for space flight and life in near zero-gravity: the vomit comet, the centrifuge and gyroscope, the simulator and the underwater chamber! Do you have the 'right stuff'? Godspeed!
Life in Space!
We made it into space. Now, we will dock our Soyuz spacecraft with teh ISS: the International Space Station! How do we live in space without gravity? Learn how to do things that we take for granted back on Earth: eating, sleeping, exercising... and even going to the toilet!
Return to Earth!
After training to explore outer space, we have returned to find out more about our own planet, and how it is being endangered by human action. What can we do to help prevent climate change - perhaps the greatest danger life on our planet has faced? Find all activities and resources that you will need to investigate below: