Thursday, 27 March 2008

space day

On Tuesday we got up at 7 o clock ( that's very early for me ). me, Samuel and dad got in the car and went on the long drive to get to a space day thing. It took a long time because of the traffic.

When we got to the place which to Samuel's horror was in a school. Don't worry it was still a home ed trip it was just in a school. Ironic isn't it?

At first we were not sure where to go but when we found it it was a bit cramped. More people turn up than they thought were coming. We then went into the hall where the blow up planetarium was. It looked like a big silver bubble. We did a bit about the planets and the solar system and then moved on to stars. They turned off the lights and projected the night sky onto the roof of the bubble thing. I saw two constellations straight away.

We then went out of the bubble and had a quick break whilst they took down the bubble. We then made some moon spinners to show all the moon's phases. We then had lunch and a play before starting the next activity.

We split into teams of 4. We had to make 2 rockets. Two of us would make a rocket to go highest and the other two would make a rocket to be reusable. I was making the fast rocket. It was the basic design but when I tested it it was very good. We were going to launch them out side ( by the way we were using air to launch them ) but it started to rain. So they moved the launcher to an angle so we could see which went furthest. My rocket was one of the ones that hit the wall at the end of the hall.

We then got in the car and went home.

1 comment:

Wobblymoo said...

That sounds fantastic, bet you had a brilliant time