Home Education Day

17 January 2020

A day dedicated to home educated
children and their families

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The National Space Centre’s Education team is hosting a full day of talks and workshops to home educated children.

Our subject for this Home Education Day is: Investigating Mars

Suitable for children aged 5-14, sessions will allow children and adults to work together to achieve their own learning goals:

Key Stage 1 · Key Stage 2 · Key Stage 3


Price per child £15.99, including workshop, talk, show and entry to the Centre

One FREE accompanying adult per child (must remain with the child at all times)


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0116 258 2111

Booking line available 09:00-17:00 Mon-Fri

Key Stage 1

Destination Mars workshop

Working scientifically, students will observe, classify and test a variety of space rock samples to search for evidence of life on another planet. Collaborating in small teams using pH, density and organic testing, they will find out more about Mars with our Martian rocks.

Topics: scientific enquiry and rocks and soils.

Journey to Mars

Find out why sending rovers to Mars is not always an easy task. How many have made it safely, and why. This talk will explain the conditions on the red planet and explore new missions due to arrive in the new future.

Planetarium Show

Sit back and relax as we journey through the wonders of the Universe. Your presenter will guide you around our night time sky as you explore stars and planets. Vote for your favourite stops along the way in this exciting, audience-driven journey.

Key Stage 2

Mars Lander

This creative workshop will put students’ engineering and design skills to the test as they build a parachute for a Martian probe. After learning about Martian probes the students will work in small teams to manage resources, design and build a new novel parachute. Their creation will then be put to the test, as each teams Egg-onaut plummets from the roof, hoping to survive.

Topics: Design and technology, materials and their properties, forces and motion.

Journey to Mars

Find out why sending rovers to Mars is not always an easy task. How many have made it safely and why. This talk will explain the conditions on the red planet and explore new missions due to arrive in the new future.

Planetarium Show

Sit back and relax as we journey through the wonders of the Universe. Your presenter will guide you around our night time sky as you explore stars and planets. Vote for your favourite stops along the way in this exciting, audience-driven journey.

Key Stage 3

Colonising Mars

Working in small groups, students will carry out a selection of tests and experiments. Using the data gathered from these tests they will discuss and decide on the best choices to implement when designing a prospective base on Mars. The tests will cover topics such as radiation and respiration and by investigating them, the students will learn of the challenges that await us on the red planet.

Topic: working scientifically, chemical reactions, light waves

Journey to Mars

Find out why sending rovers to Mars is not always an easy task. How many have made it safely and why. This talk will explain the conditions on the red planet and explore new missions due to arrive in the new future.

Planetarium Show

Sit back and relax as we journey through the wonders of the Universe. Your presenter will guide you around our night time sky as you explore stars and planets. Vote for your favourite stops along the way in this exciting, audience-driven journey.

Terms and Conditions


– Payment must be made at the time of booking. Places cannot be reserved without payment.
– Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. Adults may be responsible for multiple children, however, they must remain with them throughout the sessions.
– This event is only open to individual home educators, it cannot be booked by schools or groups.
– Only children booked into the activities may attend them. We have a capacity set on each session, which will include booked children and their responsible adult only.
– All tickets are not transferable and non-refundable, except in the event of a cancellation by the National Space Centre.
– The National Space Centre reserves the right to cancel the event should minimum numbers not be achieved. In the unlikely event of this situation, all participants will be notified 7 days prior to the event and full refunds made.
– We request that there is no eating or drinking during the sessions, with the exception of water in a sealed bottle. We have a café on-site that can be used during your free time, or you are most welcome to bring a packed lunch with you.
– Each session will include children of differing ages and abilities. Due to the nature of the sessions, we do not have sufficient resources for children to work individually.
– We ask all participants to treat others with respect and courtesy at all times. Anybody found to be disruptive or unsafe, will be asked to leave. Accompanying adults are reminded that they are responsible for children at ALL times.
– Late arrival may mean you are unable to join any sessions that have already started.
– Home Education Day tickets are not valid for the FREE Annual Pass upgrade.