Scottish students celebrated the last day of Mission X in style with an astronaut trail at the Glasgow Science Centre, a planetarium show and an astronaut training trail. They met with ESERO Space Ambassador Laura Thomas and had an opportunity to view the eclipse! Here is one of the tweets from the day.
Now that we have almost completed our Train Like An Astronaut Mission, Class 8 pupils were asked to divert their thinking (momentarily) from what they do with their bodies to what they put into them. All the pupils scrutinised what they had eaten the day before and, fortunately, were able to easily identify the healthy choices that they had made... and how they could have improved their diet further.
All the pupils were equally successful at understanding why astronauts need to keep healthy (doctors are a long way away) and were quite inventive when creating menus. Mrs Hazell did need to remind several pupils that sandwiches are a 'no, no' in space though as they create breadcrumbs which could easily get into the electrical circuits and machinery due to zero gravity.