Year 5 visited the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium. We had lots of fun exploring the upper and lower exhibition floors, where there were lots of hands on experiments and interactive activities.
After this, a well earned lunch break was needed before we settled into the Planetarium. Here the huge ceiling was lit up like a real night sky, we could see the stars that would be visible tonight, if the sky was clear. We also got to see the other planets and their moons and discovered that Jupiter has 79 moons that we know of! In addition, we got to see a close up of the planet we live on, Earth, and our moon. The children were really ‘star struck’ with lots of ‘ohhhs’ and ‘ahhhhs’ and asked some brilliant questions.
We were also lucky enough to attend a workshop, which was based around light and its colour spectrum. the children took part in experiments where they explored the heat that infra red light produces and the use of mirrors to refract light.
A great day was had by all with many aspiring to be the next Neil Armstrong. However, the highlight was passing a ‘Prettylittlething.com’ unicorn lorry on the way home!!