Friday, 12 April 2013

A space odyssey... via Moscow!

Each year, many countries celebrate Space Day. The aim is to promote Maths, Science, Technology and Engineering education by capturing young people’s enthusiasm for space and inspiring them to continue the work of today’s space explorers.

The music video below is actually a collaborative effort of the rock group, Barenaked Ladies and Chris Hadfield, a Canadian astronaut. On December 19, 2012, he set out aboard a Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) where he is currently living and working in aboard the ISS as part of the crew of Expedition 34/35. You can find out more about him and his work here or follow him on Twitter. He often posts truly amazing photographs from space!


 Today, Ms Tatyana Chernaya shared this presentation, which was created by students in her class. They all attend a distance school in Moscow, Russia. Look at their slide show and think about what questions we can ask them about life in outer space and about life in Moscow.


 Then share your questions on the padlet (wallwisher) below and check back to see their answers!