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The Astro Science Challenge

18/5/2020 - Challenge 4

Watch Episode 4 from the Space Shed ‘Astro Coding’.

Talk to somebody at home about when you think coding is used in space. What do you think controls the ISS while it is in space? COMPUTERS! What do they use to communicate? CODE! Code is just a language. A language like Spanish or French but instead of using it to communicate with people from other countries, we use code to communicate with computers. Basically, if you learn computer code, you can tell the computer to do anything you want it to do!

  • Using one set of orange HTML cards and one set of blue CSS, read through the bold text on the front of the cards in turn making sure everyone knows what they say. Don’t worry about the back of the cards for now.
  • Follow the the Power point and use the cards to help answer the game questions on the screen.

 

What is code?

Ruth Nicholls of Young Rewired State answers the five most frequently asked questions about Computer Code...

The Astro Science Challenge

11/5/2020 - Challenge 3

What do you think astronauts need to do to keep healthy in space? Establish the effects of space travel on bones and muscles. Muscles can become weak and bones can become brittle - similar to osteoporosis. The diet and fitness of an astronaut are vital
as they can’t really take a day off or visit the doctors if they are unwell.
During his mission on the ISS, Tim completed an EVA – Extra
Vehicular Activity - on Friday 15 January 2016. A spacewalk!

 

What would an astronaut like for dinner?
Using the information provided about calorific requirements and the calorific
content of the food aboard the ISS:
• Design a meal for an astronaut such as Tim Peake before doing an EVA.
• Present your findings in an informative way focussing on the needs of the
astronaut.

The Astro Science Challenge

4/5/2020 - Challenge 2

Using the links in the Resources section and through your own research
answer the question ‘What is space weather?’
Finding out the answers to these questions will help you:
• What is the Sun made of?
• What are the effects on Earth of the Sun?
• How do we know this?
• Why do we need to wear sun cream on Earth?
• How are the auroras (northern and southern lights) formed?
Write a short report about what you have found out.

The Astro Science Challenge!

27/4/2020 - Challenge 1

Research and present to others about our solar system. Some key
information is provided for you on the Solar System Fact Cards. You should
include:
* The main planets
* The Moon
* The Sun
* The approximate position of the ISS

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