Space Pirates!

Navigating the stars – a beginner’s guide to black holes and supernova!

Our travelling pirate, Captain Richard Morgan, has a new ship – but the Solar Surfer sails through the stars, not the seas! And as the Solar Surfer is powered by solar waves, of course, it’s vital that the Captain understands the differences between Red Giants, White Dwarves and Black Holes. But that’s the problem: he doesn’t. So he’ll arrive at your school in search of help.

After working in small groups on an age-differentiated independent carousel of activities, pupils will have all the information they need to solve his problems for him. And they’ll do that by performing dramatic representations of a range of different possible life cycles for stars – and alerting the Captain as to exactly what he needs to look out for!

Exploring: the characteristics of stars, the life cycles of stars, characteristics of other bodies in space.

Suitable for:
3-5 year olds;
6-12 year olds;
13-16 year olds.

Duration: 45 minutes - 2 hours, depending on the number of classes.

Cost: EUR 80