Family make-along activities
17 Dec 2020




Children doing hands-on activities at a family science day

​​​​​​​​​Hands-on activities at a family science day.

Credit: STFC RAL Space

​Get creative and have fun with our make-along sessions. Join us as we show you how to make Saturn mobiles, rockets, model International Space Stations, comets and more.

​To follow these sessions live or receive a recording to watch later, please register for the event​ and select 'Family make-along activities' from the ticket options.

Suitable for ages 5+.

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Comet making

​Humans have been watching comets streak across the sky for thousands of years, and this is your chance to learn more about them and see a dry-ice comet being made!
​Make your own rocket
Harwell Rocket Group
​Rockets help us launch astronauts and satellites into space but how do they work? Join the Harwell Rocket Group to find out by building and launching your own paper rocket!​
View the rocket activity instructions and template.​
​Make an ISS (International Space Station)
​The ISS is the largest artificial object in space and is regularly visible from Earth as it travels at 17,130 mph! Join us in making your very own International Space Station!​
View the lis​t of materials to make an ISS.​​

​Make a Saturn mobile
​At ISIS, we use tiny particles called neutrons in experiments to study how planets form. There are eight planets in our solar system, including the mighty gas giant Saturn. Join us for this workshop where you can make your very own sparkling Saturn mobile at home, and discover some of the space science that goes on at ISIS.​​
View the list of materials to make a Saturn mobile.​​
Cloud making
Even though clouds often stop us from seeing the stars, they're actually fascinating and beautiful in their own right! Join us to learn about different types of clouds, and to make your own favourite clouds!​

Please note the schedule may be subject to change.

Contact: Visit RAL