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1 Science Dome

2 Aims of the ‘Science Dome’ To provide a different learning experience Linked to classroom teaching and Key Stages Interaction with children is important with outside the dome activities. Covering a wide range of science subjects Providing a black out classroom and a different domain.

3 Equipment Available 6 metre dome for indoor use and 2m screen 180 degree lens to provide widescreen view. Fully computerized systems. 3D immersive effect with screen

4 Current Programmes Solar System Tour and Beyond Space Exploration Dinosaur Show Rocks, Soils and Fossils Earth and Beyond KS1/2 Light/Dark and Space Light and Sound The shows consist of using the dome, parachutes and outside interaction Programmes could be partial constructed by the school in advance to reflect current classroom subjects.

5 Programmes link to Key Stages Solar System Tour and Beyond KS2/3 Space Exploration KS1/KS2 Dinosaur Show KS1/KS2 Rocks, Soils and Fossils KS2/3 Earth and Beyond KS1/2 Light/Dark and Space KS1/2/3 Light and Sound KS1/2/3

6 Programmes link to Key Stages Solar System (Space and Physical Processes) Space Exploration (Space and History) Dinosaur Show (Materials and Ecosystems) Rocks (Materials and Ecosystems) Earth& Beyond (Forces and Processes) Light& Space (Space, Forces and Processes) Light& Sound (Physical Processes)

7 Example Detail Solar System Tour Programme Outside the dome presentation including inflatable planets and creating a model Solar System Enter the Science Dome 3D pictures of the universe 180 degree surround film of the solar system 3D pictures of Mars landscape Star projector providing a view of the nights sky.

8 Key Stage Detail Key Stage 1: difference between dark and light, shape and comparative sizes of Sun, Earth, Moon and planets, shadows, cause of day and night, what a year is, legends behind the constellations, the Milky Way, Q&A Key Stage 2: as above, plus stars as light sources compared with planets/moons reflecting light, air resistance and lack of it on the Moon, eclipses and the phases of the Moon, the Sun's path through the sky and the effect on shadows, (for Year 5/6: weight as a force, comparison of gravity on Earth and Moon), Q&A Key Stage 3: as above plus changes in the path of the Sun across the sky, weight compared to mass, "weightlessness", artificial satellites and their orbits, comets, space probes, Q&A

9 Additional information on Website

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