Investigating Materials

Principia Space Diary

Activity 0.4

Extension Activity for Design Your Spacesuit

This activity supports Design your Spacesuit, Activity 0.4 in the Pre-launch Chapter. Put on your lab coats, Space Apprentices! This activity asks children to investigate different materials, while they research the best insulator for a spacesuit. Students learn about recording and assessing results, as well as developing graphing skills. Students can investigate three different materials to determine which is most suitable for keeping astronauts safe in extreme temperatures.


  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Maths / Numeracy
  • Primary Science / Working Scientifically

Learning Methods

  • Problem Solve
  • Research
Investigating Materials

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