Maple Class were lucky enough to be able to ‘borrow the moon’ for a week in an initiative organised by the Science and Technology Facilities Council.
Maple were able to hold meteorites that were 4.6 billion years old which as you can imagine caused great amazement; they were surprised by the weight and magnetism of the meteorites.
As well as this, they all had the opportunity to handle actual lunar samples brought back to the Earth by the Apollo space missions. Most of the samples are still in the USA but NASA have loaned some to the UK to be borrowed by schools and other educational organisations to inspire future space travellers.
Over the course of the week the children engaged in various ‘lunar rock’ activities including being ‘meteor hunters’ where they had to identify meteors amongst a range of earth rocks and fossils.