Science week has landed at a very interesting time as only yesterday astronaut Alexander Gerst along with 2 other astronauts ended their 6-month BLUE DOT MISSION in space. Can you remember why he called it the Blue Dot Mission?
Mission Blue Dot’s main focus was to contribute to new discoveries to make earth a better place to live.
We looked at the European Space Agency website which gave us a good insight into what it’s like to live in space and the challenges that Alexander Gerst would face in order to survive in space. Can you remember the differences between living on space and on earth?
Here is a link to the ESA website so you can explore some more.
Here are some of Alexander Gerst’s videos about his mission.
We also completed our second experiment of the week – The Rocket Launch. We used a balloon, a piece of string, a straw and some tape to complete the experiment. We blew up the balloon and attached it to the straw. The string acted as the control so when we let the air out of the balloon it pushed forward exactly like hot burning gases rushing out of a rocket.
Here are some pictures of us completing the experiment. It was such good fun 🙂