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Published: January 03, 2018
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Published: January 03, 2018

National Space Academy Delivers Out of This World Chemistry Program

PPG’s partnership with the National Space Academy has continued to inspire young people to pursue STEM and space-sector careers throughout the year. This time it’s thanks to a series of specially organised chemistry master classes.

Aimed at Primary school children aged six to nine, the masterclasses were designed to deliver a unique way of looking at colour and materials in the context of space. The masterclasses were delivered by the Space Academy's 25-strong team of expert science teachers from across the UK. In 2017 they provided 41 amazing Master Classes to over 3,000 students! 

The National Space Academy, based in Leister, even held sessions out of school term time. Local schools were invited to a ‘booster session’ to conduct experiments and learn about how colour plays a key role in space exploration. Experiments and projects included "How to survive on re-entry" which required pupils to create their own thermal protection units in order to understand how space-crafts are designed to withstand extremely high temperatures and speeds.

In 2018 schools will be able to take part in a special PPG Chemistry Education Project masterclass!

Check out this video for an inside look into the master classes and hear feedback from the teachers and students who took part!

Schools can register their interest in the PPG sponsored, Academy master classes, by visiting: nationalspaceacademy.org/ppg.