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Life on Mars

Posted on March 16 2018

Life on Mars

Why is the telescope shaped like a satellite dish? How many exoplanets has it detected? What's a quasar or a pulsar? What did the Big Bang sound like and why can we still see light travelling from it today? 
If you want to know the answers, then you should get down to Jodrell Bank and learn all about the Lovell telescope and astronomy as the Year 1 and Year 5 classes did recently. 

Both Year groups learn about different space concepts within their science units and this trip consolidated, enriched and developed their learning beautifully. 

They day was jam packed with fabulous activities that were out of this world! The two pavilions provided endless opportunities for independent and group learning. With their huge inter-active displays, films, screens- we could have spent hours exploring. The children particularly enjoyed the outdoor planet and telescope trail quizzes but the highlights of the trip came from the workshops! Hands on, engaging and (shh!) educational! And the planetarium was magical, showing the sky at night with all its wonders.

The children thoroughly enjoyed every moment and grasped every opportunity to learn and contribute to the experience.

We were given many lovely comments about their behaviour and intelligence.  Year 5 and 1...thank you, you're a credit to Forest Park and your families.

Click here to see some more photographs of our trip.

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