The Spaceship Team of Leonteios Patision Primary School trained like an astronaut by trying balancing and spatial awareness exercises at the schoolyard. We made a contest between students of the 5th and the 6th grade and recorded our findings. The students realized that it was rather difficult but they were getting better with practise.
Spaceship Team of Leonteios Patision Primary School investigated the Food Pyramid through videos and examined the Nutrition Facts labels in tortilla pies of different kinds and in bread or bread rusks. The students tasted each one and after careful consideration concluded that the best solution for an astronaut in the ISS is the wholegrain tortilla due to its nutritional value and to the fact that it doesn't make crumbs. We discussed about the energy needs of the astronauts and of the students as well and we watched a video of Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield showing the world how to make the tasty sandwich in microgravity from the galley of the International Space Station. The students were thrilled!
In this mission our astronauts practiced on tossing and catching techniques standing on one leg in order to improve their balance and their perception of space. During this physical experience they threw a tennis ball onto the wall and tried to catch it back while balancing on one leg. They tried as hard as they could not to touch the ground and they managed to balance for at least 20 seconds without falling or dropping the ball! Then they kept their balance for 45 seconds with no need to start all over.
The students of the E2 class of the Primary school of Isthmia “Trained like astronauts”. During the lesson of Physical Education they had the opportunity to improve their speed, strength, balance; heart, lung, and muscle endurance. Also, they understood that being physically active is important in order to keep your body and mind at good condition as long as possible.
We explored the constellations and visited the Museum of Natural History in Alexandroupolis. We made inspired by theconstellations name tags for each other and a constellation lanttern as a gift for the Museum and drawings.