Life in Orbit

In this discussion activity children focus on the human essentials for life linked to the idea of a vehicle delivering to the ISS.


A discussion exercise focusing on the human essentials for life, linked to the concept of a vehicle that delivers to the International Space Station (ISS).

Learning Objective

  • To work in teams on developing mimes that explore the effect that microgravity has on everyday activities
  • To consider the similarities and differences between emergency health care in two distinctly different settings – on Earth and on the ISS
  • To look at how healthcare is delivered on the ISS.
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These resources were developed by the Royal Institution for their 2015 Christmas Lectures