Rocket Science


  • What is the boy doing?
  • Describe the boy’s personality. What do we know about him?
  • Why is the cat wearing a helmet and a badge? What does the badge mean?
  • Write about their adventures. Will they make it into space? Where will they go? What will they find?
  • Research famous astronauts. Find out about their childhoods and what inspired them to become astronauts.
  • Link to the book ‘The Darkest Dark’ by Chris Hadfield (Amazon: The Darkest Dark )
    ‘Young Chris is an astronaut. A very busy astronaut. Saving the planet from aliens is much more important than taking baths or going to bed. Because at bedtime the worst sort of alien appears – darkness. But when Chris watches the first televised moon landing, he discovers that there is a dark out in Space that is much darker than he’s used to. It’s the darkest dark ever, and he realises that the unknown can be . . . exciting!’
  • Remember, it’s British Science Week 10th-19th March. Find resources and information here:

Credit: Lena Gnedkova

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