Cosmic Wonders delivers space and astronomy workshops, which can be tailored to your specific curricular needs with regards to the age of the children, and the content required.
We have a range of interactive presentations, each with a practical activity to go alongside. (Details available on request)
SCOUT/ GUIDE GROUPS: Sessions are aimed for you to gain your astronomy badge, for example - giving you a tour of the night sky to identify some constellations, and how to locate the North star to find North.
Discounts available for block bookings, please ask for details!
Prices on request for festivals and events.
Participating in astronomy based activities will help develop an interest in science.
Children are inquisitive by nature so any astronomy tasks they participate in are sure to lead to additional questions on the how and why of everything.
It is easy to go from looking at the stars to talking about gravity and multi-dimensions!
Developing an early interest and facilitating that natural curiosity in science is important.
Science is on the school curriculum and these subjects are essential for a number of career paths.
However, science is also shown to help develop many other skill sets, such as verbal reasoning, logic, vocabulary and literacy - all important and desirable life skills - which will open many doors for children as they progress through life.
As well as holding a number of benefits for intellectual development in children, astronomy can also boost emotional development, improving a child’s independence and self-esteem.
Even some of the more unexpected skill sets can be developed and improved through the teaching of astronomy, depending on the type of activities you use as teaching tools. For instance, if you are encouraging children to make and create as part of their learning experience, then they are also learning to be more patient, to think freely and creatively and are improving their fine-motor skills and hand-eye coordination.