From proto-stars to black holes – an interactive exploration of the life cycles of stars!



Workshop Description

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. Captain Morgan knows that while it’s the Sun that sustains life on Earth, we can all play our part!

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! 

Suitable For: EYFS - Y6 / P1 - P7.

Exploring: the characteristics of stars, the life cycles of stars

Duration: Suitable for up to 60 pupils at a time, Space Pirates! lasts from 45 minutes to 2 hours, depending on how many classes we’re working with.

KS2-KS3 / P4-P7
from 45 minutes to 2 hours, depending on how many classes we’re working with
60 pupils per workshop
School Hall


How many pupils can take part?

Space Pirates can accommodate up-to 60 pupils per workshop. 

What is the format of the day?
Are there any technical requirements?

Each working space needs to be equipped with laptop/screen/projector, so pupils can view the supporting PowerPoint throughout.


Where will the workshops take place?

These workshops require the use of your school hall.

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