Virtual space trip

Year 3 students prepared their rockets and blasted off into space as part of their astronomy unit.

With the help of a Virtual Reality headset and guidance from Alyssa from Education Group, the students were invited on an excursion to the virtual stars.

In class groups, students launched their digital research vessels and ventured out into the solar system.

During their virtual travels, they discovered that Mercury was the smallest planet, Venus is 96% carbon dioxide, and they even explored the giant mountains of Mars, one of which is three times bigger than Mount Everest.

The cutting-edge workshop was enjoyed by all. All students have now virtually returned to Earth, with some inspired to actually blast off into space in the future.

Kirby Richards
Year 3 Classroom Teacher