Schools

Educational Programs 2017/2018

Discover the secrets of the universe and space travelling at Space Expo.


Possibilities 

·         Discovering the exposition on individual occasion
·         Questionnaire (8-12 years)
·         Guided Tour
·         Space Class
·         Arrangements with other parties


Discovering the exposition on individual occasion

You can choose to visit the exposition on your own. We have signs and explanation in English at every object, film and game. Click here to see what you can see in our exposition.


Questionnaire

For children in the age of 8 to 12 years old, we have questionnaires. The questionnaires are small booklets with all kinds of questions and assignments the children can do in the exposition. All children will receive an astronauts’ diploma for this.


Guided Tour 

We can organize a guided tour through our museum. Our guides can tell you all about the highlights of our exposition. A guided tour takes 60 minutes. We have a maximum of 25 people per guide and we can organize 4 guides at the same time. For larger groups we can sort out a special program.



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Space Classes primary schools


 Flip the Bear becomes an astronaut                                                  Ages 5-7 years   Time: 45 minutes

In this lesson we will go to the International Space Station with Flip the Bear. This is a very special trip, so we will need a rocket, a space suit and food for in space. You also need to be able to keep your balance… All kinds of things we are about to explore. 


André Kuipers takes us to the International Space Station            Ages 7-12 years  Time: 1 hour

Our guides will show you how the Dutch astronaut André Kuipers travelled to space and what the astronauts do aboard the International Space Station. We will do some experiments about dizziness and other things you need to deal with in space.


Space travel and Astronomy                                                             Ages 8–12 years  Time: 1 hour

By means of some experiments we show you how a rocket works and how it is to be an astronaut. We show what can be seen in our solar system and in our universe and what space organisations have to cope with in distant space travelling.  


Space Debris – All bout comets and meteorites                             Ages 10–12 years   Time: 1 hour

What kinds of objects are orbiting Earth? What is the difference between comets, planetoids and meteorites? This all becomes clear with our vacuum experiment and other demonstrations.

 


 

Space Classes secondary schools


Introduction to Space Travel and Astronomy.                                Age: 12 -13 years Time: 1 hour

In this space lecture various interactive illustrations will be used to explain how a rocket works and how it is like to be an astronaut. Subsequently, the creation of our universe and deep space missions will be discussed.

Rosetta’s Mission                                                                             Age: 12 -13 years Time: 1 hour

In this lecture students will learn about comets, the solar system and the establishment and execution of a space travel project. Furthermore, attention will be given to ESA’s Mission of Rosetta, which signifies the first landing ever on a comet.


To the ISS with Dutch Astronaut André Kuipers                          (Level will be adapted to the age and level of the students.  Time: 1 hour)

Our lecturer will elaborate on the activities of an astronaut while residing at the International Space Station. Also the general preparations and the trajectory of a Space Flight will be discussed. Our lecturer will also provide illustrations that visualize disorientation and other odd circumstances one has to cope with in Space.


Forwards Mars                                                                                 (Level will be adapted to the age and level of the students.  Time: 1 hour)

In the near future humankind will space travel to the planet Mars. What needs to be taken into account for such a the space travel and can we even survive on the red planet? These questions and the wicked problems that need to be solved before we can undertake our journey to Mars will be discussed in this lecture.

The Hubble Telescope                                                                    Age: 16 and older    Time: 1 hour

Thanks to the Hubble telescope we learned more about the universe than all the executed research in previous centuries. In this lesson is explained what objects can be seen on the images made by the Hubble. Furthermore, attention will be paid to the functioning of a space telescope and the necessary maintenance executed by astronauts.



Arrangements with other parties

It is possible to make a reservation for a combination visit to Space Expo and Naturalis or Omniversum on the same day.

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