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1 Planet Pavilion Questions! 1. Look at the Sun. The Sun is a star. What shape is the Sun? Tick the right box. Star shaped Ball shaped Box shaped Around the walls are some pictures of far-away things in space. 2. Find these things on the walls. When you ve found them, put a tick in the box! Picture Name I ve found it! The Ring Nebula The Sun will turn into a big round cloud like this when it runs out of fuel (in about 5 thousand million years time!). The Andromeda Galaxy This is a galaxy which has got about 1 million million stars in it! The Crab Nebula Do you think this giant cloud of gas in space looks like a crab? Ancient astronomers did! The Carina nebula This giant cloud of gas in space is much bigger than our whole Solar System!

2 Space Pavilion Questions! (1) Find the wooden model of the Lovell telescope. 1. Draw the telescope in the box. Now find the TV screen that shows you in strange colours. This camera sees heat! If you can t see yourself on the screen, you re too close! Move backwards! 2. What colour on the screen is (a) Your face? (b) Your clothes? 3. Which do you think is the hottest, your face or your clothes? Now find the black hole! Try rolling a ball into the black hole! 4. Why does the ball fall into the black hole? Circle the right answer The ball jumps in Gravity pulls it down A magnet pulls it in The hole sucks it in

3 Space Pavilion Questions! (2) Find the glass ball with electricity in! 5. What happens when you touch the ball? Circle the right answer The electricity goes into my finger Electricity shoots out of my finger Nothing different happens On the same table, find the clear bowl with liquid in 6. Try pressing the green or red button until you see something happening in the liquid. What can you see? Now find the see-though telescope 7. Which of these pictures can you see through the telescope? Tick the right one. Make sure you don t stand in front of the telescope, otherwise you ll block the view! Finally, find go to the box in the middle of the floor, with the pole sticking out Pick up one of the rods with a ball at each end. Can you get this rod to balance on the top of the pole? If you spin it around gently, does it stay on the pole? Make sure no one s head is in the way before you spin the pole! There s lots more to have a go at in this area! What else can you find?

4 Planet Path Questions! (1) You are going to go on a journey through the Solar System! We are going to start at the red and yellow ball near the Lovell telescope. This is the Sun! 1. Find each of the seven objects below and tick the I ve found it box when you ve found them! Name What I really look like What I look like on the planet Path I ve found it! The Sun A big red and yellow ball on a stick above the ground. Mercury A small grey metal disc on the ground, near the Sun. Venus A small brown metal disc on the ground, near Mercury. The Earth A small blue metal disc on the ground, near Venus. The Moon will be next to me too! Mars A small red disc on the ground, near to the Earth. Jupiter A ring of silver metal discs in the ground. Hint: I m in the grass opposite the door to the Space Pavilion! Saturn A ring of silver metal discs in the ground. Hint: I m in the grass in-between the whispering dishes!

5 Planet Path Questions! (2) The facts below are in the wrong order! Can you draw lines to match up these facts to the correct thing? I m about the same size as the Earth. The Sun I am the only planet which has living things on it! I am the biggest planet in the Solar System! Mercury Venus The Earth I m the smallest planet in the Solar System. Mars I have giant rings around me! Jupiter I m not a planet, I m a star! Saturn I am sometimes called the red planet.

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