I created a workbook for our Year 7's trip to the National Space Centre in June 2016. As teachers, we found the workbook encouraged pupils to read and absorb the exhibits, rather than just pushing buttons. I emailed the resource to the NSC, to request their permission to share the resource on TES (as I had added photos of the NSC and a copy of their map). The NSC kindly adapted the booklet to make it look a little more professional and updated questions on exhibits that have changed. The Space Centre is a fantastic day out, I would thoroughly recommend it. The planetarium is well worth a visit.
Pupils can apply ideas of car safety, to their own car design. They test their design down a ramp, into a wall, using an egg as a test dummy. Self assessment sheet provided.
Useful when teaching the difference between weight and mass. Pupils should illicit the idea that if they were to visit another planet, their mass would stay the same but their weight would change as a result of gravity. Older or more able groups I ask to research the gravitational field strength. Younger or less able groups I send of a tour of the solar system. Put out the planets and ask them to find the gravity. Unit for gravity is given as N/kg you may wish to change in to m/s/s depending on group and syllabus.