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Q&A with Helen Sharman

The first British astronaut

Lesson Info

Thu 2 February, 2023 • 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Your pupils can submit their questions LIVE to our exciting guest, Helen Sharman, the first British astronaut!

Curriculum Focus

Forces, Earth and Space

Lesson Outline

We will be joined by scientists and experts who will tell us more about their experiences in the Shetland Islands, as well as what we learn from the research they do.
During our time in the SaxaVord Space Port, teaching will be put into a real-life context through exciting demos, recordings and animated infographics.
The lesson itself will follow the journey of an astronaut, from the food they eat, the exercises they must do, and what specialist clothing they need to wear.


Our expert speakers will join us in the studio to answer your students’ questions. Click here to ask a star question!

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