Hula Hooping

How do satellites stay in orbit? How do you keep a hula hoop in motion? Explore the link between orbits and hula hooping in our circus activity – learn some basic hula hoop skills and watch some expert performances from our circus performers

Overview

Topic:

Space

Activity:

Circus

Suitable for:

Pairs, Individuals, Groups

Age range:

3-7

Time:

15 minutes

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WHY NOT TRY

Space Junk Tidy Up

Time to tidy up in space. First, follow the guide to build the balancing platform of the game. Second, decorate your satellites and space junk. Finally, get playing space junk tidy up – can you remove the space junk or will you knock everything off? How can you make the game easier or harder?

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NEED ANOTHER CHALLENGE?

Build a rocket

Build your own paper rockets. All you need is some paper and straws. Follow our guide to make your rocket and when you are ready place the rocket on a straw and blow to launch. How far does it fly? Can you change the design to get it to go even further?

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MEET OUR ENGINEER

Adah and Jinglang, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers

Adah Tole and Jinglang Feng collaborated on the hula hooping activity. Adah is an Aerospace Engineer fascinated by all aspects of flight from drones and airplanes to space satellites. Jinglang is a Mechanical Engineer and part of her work is to plan where satellites will go.

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STORY TIME

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