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?

Overview

Topic:

Space, Flight

Activity:

Game

Suitable for:

Pairs, Groups

Age range:

Time:

15–30 minutes

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WHY NOT TRY

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

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NEED ANOTHER CHALLENGE?

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MEET OUR ENGINEER

Jinglang, Mechanical Engineer

Jinglang Feng is a Mechanical Engineer – she is an expert on designing and predicting orbits which she applies to protect the Earth from asteroids, clean up space debris and plan where satellites will go.

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STORY TIME

Space Junk

What is space junk and why is it a problem? Meet X the satellite who is frustrated by things in her way and Mr Green who tries out different ideas to tidy up in space. Will he manage to capture the broken satellite and clean up space?

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