Year 5 go to Think Tank

We wanted to share with you the wonderful experience that Year 5 had during their recent school trip to the Think Tank Museum in Birmingham.

The day was filled with exciting activities and learning opportunities, starting with a visit to the planetarium. The children took a journey through the night sky, learning how to find the North star and recognise constellations. They also learned about the tilt of the Earth and how it causes the seasons. It was an incredible experience that left the children feeling inspired and curious about the universe.

The highlight of the day was an interactive Space Mission presentation. The children discovered the relative sizes of the Earth, Moon and the Sun, and what it would take to pack for a space mission, including water, oxygen and even a nappy or ‘maximum absorbency garment’! They were also shown how fuel, oxygen and heat are used to create a burst of flames to launch a rocket. The presentation also included British astronaut Tim Peake’s journey to the International Space Station, where they learned that he missed the smell of fresh grass the most.

In addition to the space-themed activities, the children had the opportunity to explore other exhibits in the museum, learning about the human body, transport and industry from the area throughout history. It was an enriching experience that will help to support their learning this term.

Overall, the day was a huge success and all the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We hope they have shared some of their experiences with you and that you can see the benefits of such a trip. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to sharing more experiences with you soon.

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