SCHOOLS & COLLEGES
SPACE ODYSSEY OFFERS EXCITING
LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES IN
BOTH SPACE SCIENCE AND BIOLOGY –
WHERE THE ‘SCHOOL TRIP’ COMES TO YOU!
Crucially, each dome offers an incredibly effective learning environment in which young people can grasp otherwise abstract concepts in an exciting and memorable way, providing a great springboard for masses of cross-curricular work.
Every session is carefully differentiated to suit the age and ability of the group involved. With each one being led by a qualified and highly experienced teacher, Simon Ould, you can be assured that all shows are planned and delivered to maximise the students’ learning opportunities.
Amazing space science and astronomy presentations are offered for all ages, from Pre-School and Foundation Stage through to A-level – and beyond!
Fascinating biology-based shows covering Evolution & Inheritance are offered from Year 5/6 upwards and Cell biology/DNA for Year 9+
Space Odyssey offers superb value for money, with visits usually working out between £3 – £7 per pupil. The more classes involved, the cheaper it works out per head. Please see Booking / Prices page for further details.
Every Space Odyssey show is a unique, interactive, presenter-led experience, carefully differentiated to be suitable for the group involved. Each includes the clever use of spectacular 360-degree, 3D immersive imagery projected all around the dome, with Simon using an amazing range of ‘Fulldome’ video clips, animations and software to educate, enthuse – and inspire!
Where appropriate, shows can include fantastic ‘Fulldome’ films such as the ones shown below
Dawn of the Space Age
New for 2019! Dawn of the Space Age is a stunning 25 minute Fulldome film exploring the exciting history of the Space Race, including the Apollo XI moon landing in July 1969 – great to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of this amazing achievement!
Especially for younger children: Join Astronaut George on an exciting adventure visiting the planets of our solar system (for ages 2-6)
We Are Stars
An incredible film from the award-winning creative team at the National Space Centre, We Are Stars tells the amazing story of atoms and our intimate connection with the history of the Earth and the very Universe itself! (for Year 6+ but particularly KS3/4)
Darwin’s Mystery of Mysteries
Introduced to support the new Year 5/6 topic on Evolution & Inheritance, this breathtaking film follows Darwin on his voyage of discovery, bringing this exciting topic to life! Simon’s very popular Evolution shows are easily adapted for KS3&4 groups, too.
We Are Aliens
A fabulous film exploring how and where scientists are searching for evidence of alien life, in our own solar system – and beyond! (for Year 6+)
Cell! Cell! Cell!
A stunning biology film specially created to enrich the science curriculum. It explores cell structures & organelles, DNA, stem cells, genetics, organ systems and more! (for Year 9+)
Secret Lives of Stars
A great support for GCSE and A-level physics, Secret Lives of Stars explores the science behind the origins and life cycles of a wide range of stars in our cosmos. This film is often used as part of longer dome sessions on stellar science and cosmology (for Year 9+)
Discover the incredible story of how humans first travelled from planet Earth to land on and explore another world, over 50 years ago (for ages 8+)
This is a great fulldome short film explaining the Sun-Earth environment, solar physics, space weather and its effects on our planet (for Year 8+)
Origins of Life
A fascinating journey through time, exploring how planet Earth has become a haven for life: from the Big Bang through mass extinctions to the present – and how we can apply this knowledge to the search for life beyond!
From the Earth to the Universe
Exploring the development of astronomy through the ages, from the earliest civilisations right through to the cutting-edge astronomical technologies of the present day, as we probe deeper and further back in time