Science Week: Top scientist drops in to speak to Year 6!

By Mr. Setchell on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 in Science, STEM, Video Lessons. 2 Comments

Dr. Cameron Smith, one of the world’s top scientists in the field of space colonisation, dropped in to Year 6 today to answer the children’s questions on future humans.

In this video, Dr. Smith gives a great response to Oscar’s thoughtful question:

‘Would someone with diseases or illnesses be allowed to colonise space?’


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Thank you for your time Dr. Smith – especially as it was 6:00am in Portland, Oregon USA!

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Here’s what Year 6 said about their Skype session with Dr. Cameron Smith:

“It was really amazing to have a once in a lifetime opportunity to question an expert. Thank you, Dr. Smith!”
“I learned way more than if I just searched online. It was astonishing how much we learned in half an hour.”
“It was fun and interesting. We found out information we couldn’t have found any other way.”

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  • Mr E says:

    Well done Year 6! What an amazing opportunity. I am very impressed with your questions. Good job! Mr E.

  • Mrs Williams says:

    Wow! What an exciting learning adventure. I have heard about the brilliant, thoughtful questions that you asked and feel very proud of you all.
    A big thank you to our fabulous Year 6 team for all of the work that went into organising this fantastic opportunity 🙂