Year 5 pupils had a fantastic day at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium. The children started the day in the planetarium looking up at the night sky, identifying different constellations, learning about planets and trying to comprehend the size of our galaxy.
Afterwards, they had free time to explore the science exhibits including the new immersive zone Explore:Space, which is 20 modular exhibits that cover everything from black holes and stardust to robots, rovers and space suits. One of the most popular exhibits was the mind control competition, where pupils had to compete against a friend to move a marble using only the power of their mind.
After lunch there was a workshop looking at matter and particles, and here Year 5 made slime and putty, which was messy and a lot of fun.
The day gave the pupils the chance to see real-world applications of science and the chance to take part in many hands-on, amazing science experiments.
The science centre was really good. The best bit was programming a bot from Mars.