Maths Week: Sizes and Scales in the Solar System

Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist, but that’s just peanuts to space.” Douglas AdamsThe Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Students will create  3-D models of two objects in the solar system – will they be able to work out what they are?
Ticker Tape Model of the Solar System: participants will review fractions as they create their own model of the Solar System that can fit into their pocket.

This three hour visit includes a Space Mathematics workshops on sizes and scales in the solar system, plus a Planetarium show, visit to Cosmos at the Castle and Journeys of Exploration Castle Tour. Subsidised rate for Maths week is €5 per students (usually €8.50 each). The workshop session can be offered in Irish, please ask when booking.


Primary students, 4th to 6th class, 2 classes per day

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Contact phone: 021 432 6120

Event Information

  • Date: Tuesday 17th - Friday 20th October, 2017
  • Time 10:00 to 13:00 daily
  • Venue: CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory , Castle Road, Blackrock
  • For: Primary Students, 4th to 6th class, two classes per day

€5 per student

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