Kids in Space Show Summary
'Kids in Space Show' sets the mood with a fun bit of audience
participation and a quick history of space flight, before
all the children are enrolled as 'crewmen' and count down
to their own rocket launch! Once in space the first view
the ships 'porthole' is introduced with a stunning view looking down at the Earthís surface. This round screen in the captainís control panel allows us to show a steady stream of high resolution graphics.
Earth is depicted by a tennis ball-sized model. This acts
as a frame of reference, and we reveal a relative sized
globe for each planet we visit. The nature of space, gravity,
orbits, and satellites are explained as our astronaut takes
a space-walk, and from there it's onto our first landing,
with a return to the moon and a reconstruction of Neil Armstrong's
trip around the solar system then begins, with each planet
providing a stimulating stop-off. After that it's time to
head back towards the sun at record speed. Class members
come to the front and each holds a planet, we then play
a game with them to see how much the children can remember.
All that remains now is to examine the sun, which is represented
by a giant light on a stand. We explain about the Earth's
orbital path around it, and through singing a song help
the children understand that stars and suns are one and
To see how the 'Kids in Space Show' relates to the science National Curriculum at Key Stages 1 & 2 click here.