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Adobe Spark Online Workshop: Life in Space

What would you tell the world about life in space?

Create your own website and video to tell the world what it’s like to be an astronaut in space.

In this online workshop for ages 8–16, students will begin by learning about our solar system and life on the
International Space Station. They’ll then imagine that they’re astronauts who have recently visited space – and using Adobe Spark, they’ll create their own video, blog and webpage detailing their experience in space: what it’s like, what they do, what they eat and so on.

This Adobe Spark workshop is one of seven free online workshops inspired by Our Place in Space and available to UK schools via Zoom or a similar platform. You can book the workshop for your class by emailing learning@ourplaceinspace.earth

     

Adobe Spark Online Workshop: Planet Earth

How could we shape a better future for our planet?

Think about how we could look after our planet better – and then invite others to do the same.

Designed for students aged 8–16, this bookable online workshop begins by offering an overview of life on Earth, exploring different ways that we could all do more to protect it. Students will create their own video, blog and web page that reflects and builds on these discussions – encouraging everyone to create a better and more sustainable future for themselves and their planet.

This Adobe Spark workshop is one of seven free online workshops inspired by Our Place in Space and available to UK schools via Zoom or a similar platform. You can book the workshop for your class by emailing learning@ourplaceinspace.earth

     

Scratch Online Workshop: Our Solar System

What’s it like to be an astronaut?

How does it feel to travel into space?

This online workshop invites students aged 8–14 to discover the solar system by creating their own digital story using the Scratch coding platform. During the 90-minute workshop, students will learn some basic principles of coding while simultaneously developing an understanding of our planetary system and Earth’s place in it.

This Scratch coding workshop is one of seven free online workshops inspired by Our Place in Space and available to UK schools via Zoom or a similar platform. You can book the workshop for your class by emailing learning@ourplaceinspace.earth

    

Scratch Online Workshop: Space Invaders

Create a space game using free software

Students aged 8–14 will learn how to use the Scratch coding platform to create their own Space Invaders-style game in this free online workshop. After being introduced to some of the principles of coding, students will be guided through the process of making their own game – and will then learn how to modify it, making it easier or harder for their opponent to beat them.

This Scratch coding workshop is one of seven free online workshops inspired by Our Place in Space and available to UK schools via Zoom or a similar platform. You can book the workshop for your class by emailing learning@ourplaceinspace.earth

     

Space Animation Online Workshop: Adobe After Effects

Use industry-standard editing software to create a space animation

This online workshop presents students aged 11–16 with the opportunity to create their own 2D space-inspired animation while also gaining a greater understanding of our solar system. The two-hour workshop explores key animation skills and techniques in Adobe After Effects, the industry-standard motion graphics and visual effects software, before supporting students to make their own After Effects animation in whatever tone, format and style they prefer.

This animation workshop is one of seven free educational workshops inspired by Our Place in Space and available to UK schools via Zoom or a similar platform. You can book the workshop for your class by emailing learning@ourplaceinspace.earth

     

Space Animation Online Workshop: Create a GIF

Make your own space animation at this online workshop

This free online workshop is designed to give students aged 8–11 an understanding of our solar system. It will also help them to create their own space-inspired animated GIF, such as a fun alien, a spinning planet, a rocket blasting off or some other space-inspired animation – which they can then share with their friends.

This animation workshop is one of seven free educational workshops inspired by Our Place in Space and available to UK schools via Zoom or a similar platform. You can book the workshop for your class by emailing learning@ourplaceinspace.earth

    

Space Animation Online Workshop: Rotoscoping

Transform yourself into an astronaut using animation

This free online workshop provides students aged 8–14 with an overview of our solar system while also introducing them to rotoscoping, a technique that involves tracing over live-action footage to create an animation.

Using rotoscoping techniques, students will transform themselves into astronauts, futuristic cyborgs or some other creature that may live in space. In the process, they will learn key skills in animation, digital drawing and editing.

This animation workshop is one of seven free online workshops inspired by Our Place in Space and available to UK schools via Zoom or a similar platform. You can book the workshop for your class by emailing learning@ourplaceinspace.earth