Home Education Day

15 May 2019

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, workshops and shows of the Centre to home schooled children.

Suitable for children from 5-14, sessions will allow children and adults (children remain the responsibility of accompanying adults at all times) to work together to achieve their own learning goals.

  • 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)

Our subject for this Home Education Day is Astronauts:

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To make a booking, please e-mail our Bookings Team bookings@spacecentre.co.uk or call 0116 258 2111 (Monday – Friday 09:00 – 17:00)

Key Stage 1

Life in space workshop

What is an astronaut and what do they do? Find out more about what life is like in space and if you have what it takes to become an astronaut!

 

Grossology

Find out more about the human body and how it reacts to being in space. What happens to sneezes and trumps in weightlessness? Can you burp in space? Find out the answer to these questions and more in our interactive grossology show.

Tour of the Night Planetarium Show

Using our immersive Planetarium, sit back and relax as we journey together through the wonders of the Universe. Your presenter will guide you around our night time sky and together you will look at the stars, visit planets and explore the mysteries of Space, in your own unique adventure.
Vote for some of your favourite stops along the way, in this exciting and audience driven journey.

Download your Key Stage 1 gallery trails here

Key Stage 2

Suited for Space Workshop

Find out more about what an astronaut does in Space and why they need to wear a space suit. Investigate the hazards of space, by looking at different layers of an astronaut space suit in this interactive workshop experience.

Grossology

Find out more about the human body and how it reacts to being in space. What happens to sneezes and trumps in weightlessness? Can you burp in space? Find out the answer to these questions and more in our interactive grossology show.

Astronaut Planetarium Show

Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to manoeuvring through microscopic regions of the human body.
Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject ‘Chad’, our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him.

Download your Key Stage 2 gallery trails here

Key Stage 3

Colonising Mars Workshop

Working in small groups, carry out a selection of tests and experiments. Using the data gathered from these tests 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.

Grossology

Find out more about the human body and how it reacts to being in space. What happens to sneezes and trumps in weightlessness? Can you burp in space? Find out the answer to these questions and more in our interactive grossology show.

We Are Aliens Planetarium Show

Narrated by Rupert Grint, this show explores themes such as the search for life, exoplanets, and the goldilocks zone. Could there really be other life out there in space? Find out the science behind how we can search for extra-terrestrial life in our Universe.

Download your Key Stage 3 gallery trails here

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.

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