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Year 3 Space Explorers Dance – Science Week

This week is Science Week, and in PE Year 3 have become Space Explorers!

We have analysed a Nasa space rocket launch and recreated it with dance movement. Children collaborated in small groups to form a rocket shape, and launch their rocket into space after the countdown. Some groups decided to have one group member jumping into the air as the rocket, while the others made movements to show the flickering fire flames and smoke underneath.

Did you know that space rockets have to tilt to the side as they travel into the sky in order to reach orbit?

A space rocket will perform a ‘gravity turn’ which use Earth’s gravity to help conserve rocket fuel and minimise stress on the spacecraft. With this knowledge, Year 3 went on to create their rocket journey’s ensuring that they only used a curved pathway.

Year 3 have also started to explore anti-gravity movement. Have a look at Sycamore Class and their efforts to travel in a way that demonstrate ‘weightlessness’ and ‘effortlessly floating’ in the video below.

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