In this activity children consider what it might be like to be an astronaut on the launch pad.
The classroom tone is set to provoke imaginative consideration of what it might be like to be an astronaut on the launch pad through role play, then hearing from real life astronauts about their experiences of a launch.
- to introduce children to the dangers of a launch by matching statements about some of the dangerous aspects of a rocket launch to images of familiar
- to investigate in role as a safety engineer
- to think of the roles involved in a space mission by making team badges.
These resources were developed by the Royal Institution for their 2015 Christmas Lectures