Mars Globes

March 20, 2014 | Posted in Art and Craft, Educational Resources | By

I developed this craft activity for delivery on my Mars in a Box workshop – a Mars-related extension to the Solar System in a Box workshop.  This activity is suitable for KS 1-2 and a family audience at science festivals.  Very simply it allows students to make their own globe of Mars.  It has been trialled in primary school workshops and for the 2013 BBC Star Gazing Live East Midlands Event and the 2014 Star Gazing Live event at University of Leicester.

Download the instructions to create a Mars Globe
Download the template to create a Mars Globe

This activity was developed with funding from a UKSA Space for All Grant 2012/2013

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Weather in a Bottle

December 10, 2012 | Posted in Art and Craft, Demonstrations, Educational Resources, Experiments | By

This activity helps you understand how clouds and tornadoes are formed – you get to make a cloud in a bottle and a tornado in a bottle.

These activities were run as part of the University of Leicester EOS Blue Marble outreach programme to KS1 and KS2 in primary schools along with the Weather Forecasting activity.  These activities were also run during 2013 BBC Star Gazing Live East Midlands Event and 2014 Leicester Star Gazing Live.

Download instructions for Weather in a Bottle
Download activity images for Weather in a Bottle

Image courtesy @SFWCat

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