Ages 8-12 years (Although Parents will want to time blaze, too!)
You, as a member of Space Station Alpha, are assigned to a top secret mission. You must board an alien spacecraft and investigate its origin, purpose and destination. Once on board the alien ship, you gather clues and interact with alien devices.
Learn how aeroplanes fly, spacewalk, investigate the Martian landscape, ensure that the order of the planets in the solar system is correct, construct a space station, check out the difference between stars and planets, appreciate the uniqueness of the Earth’s atmosphere, understand why humans couldn’t live anywhere else in the solar system. Appreciate why gravity might make you as heavy as an elephant on Jupiter whilst you would be able to dunk a basketball jump higher than a the baseball hoop on Pluto; watch the family of planets, each on their own elliptical path, orbit the sun. Experiment with rockets and boosters, fuselages and wing shapes.
developed in conjunction with the Young Astronaut Council, an educational organisation established by the White House in 1984
twelve interactive activities (cloaked within a visage of adventure) encourage children to participate in maths and science puzzles
the learning adventure continues on the Internet at the Time Blazers website – http://www.timeblazers.com/
extensive input from NASA astronauts, scientists and other outer space experts
stunning graphics, a cool and friendly user interface, large screen video
reference library (Head Up display) which can be printed out
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