On Tuesday, Year 5 took part in the Destination Space workshop at the Centre for Life. They looked at some of the problems faced by astronauts during a space walk including finding out what would happen to the water in the human body if an astronaut didn’t wear a thick protective space suit, as well as experiencing what it is like to complete an intricate task wearing a pair of bulky space gloves.
Children also discovered how astronauts wee in space – they use a nappy! Or at least they use something called a Maximum Absorbency Garment, which is just like a nappy. We had to investigate how big it would have to be to hold 2 litres of urine.
At the end of the session everyone got to try controlling a robotic arm – which was harder than it looked!