O.R.S.A

ORSA, at long last!

So, today in ORSA we did some things. I can’t remember exactly what they were called, someone please remind me, but an example was a picture of the word ‘somewhere’ on top of a rainbow.  It meant to say (on purpose) Somewhere over the rainbow. After that we had to guide a probe through the […]

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The Science Museum, Karl and Wiktor.

On Thursday the 16 of march, Our O.R.S.A group (and parents!) went to the London Science Museum.We went on a coach that took us there in about 1:30 and once got their we entered the queue and  into the main hall where we split up into groups.After we had done that, we went off to […]

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Mission 3 Session 3 ORSA

For this session  a scientist called Jess Wade came in to talk about what she does at her job in imperial college. At her lab she makes and works on advanced solar panels, making new designs and experimenting on them. As well as, doing loads of travelling around the world, they even got to meet […]

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Mission 3 session 3

On mission 3 session 3 we had a visitor called Jess Wade. First she shown us a presantation about liquids, solids, gases and plasma. After the presantation we did some experiments with dry ice (its the solid form of carbon dioxide)here are the things we did. we blew bubbles in to a box of dry ice […]

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JESS WADE

On Thursday a scientist came in and showed us some cool stuff .Some examples 7 coulare crystle balls if you put them in water they become invisble. Ass a result of the light bending a bit like a straw, when you look through a glass cup (with water in it obiously) . And when you […]

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Half term trip to Glasgow science center.

At the science center there were lots of things to mesure for example a running race.My high score was 1.55 seconds.There was also a thing when you could see how high you could jump.My first score was14cm,my second was 16cm and my final score19cm. There was also a planetarium show about the stars.Did you know […]

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ORSA Mission 2 Light – Week 1

Today, we were testing how we could make color disappear. Other wise known, in this experiment, as white light. First of all we had to make our instrument for making white light. So we cut out 7 different colors of triangle which were, yellow, red, orange, green, blue, purple and pink.Before the next step we […]

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Mission 2 week 1, LIGHT

We had to cut out coulared pieces of paper .Then Mr Lyford gave us a DVD .Then we put the coulared paper on the disc .Next we asked for marbles or pencels after that we had to make it spin and see if it turned white mine worked i think the coulares disepered because it […]

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ORSA Mission 1 Speed and Sound – Week 4

Today we were measuring the speed of sound (767.269) mph. We were measuring it at our local park, we were meant to test it at 150 meters but we could only manage to get 100. Part 1: First we got 2 wooden blocks from the music room a clip board a book a stopwatch and […]

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Calculating speed of sound

Using our timings can you calculate the speed of ‘our’ sound. ‘Our sound’ travelled the 100m from the wooden blocks to our ears in 1.12 seconds. We worked out that it would have taken 11.2 seconds to travel 1000m. What is the speed of ‘our sound’ in metres/second? Can you convert this into kilometers per […]

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Journal, Mission 1 Sound – Week 3

This week in ORSA we did another experiment on sound.We were testing on how to insulate it by putting objects in its way. To test the sound we used sound meters on the internet that weren’t very good. We were only alowed use things that we could put back so it made it slightly harder […]

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Mission #1 Session 3 teaser

Can’t wait to talk with ORSAnauts about (or should I say aboot) Chris Hadfield’s book of photos from ISS and showing them EO Detective Competition If we get a clear night we are going to start plotting our ORCS star map! Users who have LIKED this post:

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Inspiring future girl Space & Science students

If you would like to share your story and inspire our Key Stage two girls that have joined ORSA – Breanna & Aditi (Y5), Lilianne, Patricia, Preetha & Imogen (Y4) Zuzia, Khushi, Rachel, Maryam and Julia (Y3) – please post a comment here and give them something to aspire to … Users who have LIKED […]

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… not forgetting our boy ORSAnauts ….

If you would like to share your story and inspire our Key Stage two boys that have joined ORSA – Karl, Wiktor, Lukasz, Pawan & Affan (Y5), Oliver G, Morlai, & Krystian (Y4) Oliver B, Robert, Danny, Arnav, Peter, Maxim, Miles, Rodrigo, Sapna, Navtej & Jaiden (Y3) – they have all been enthralled and inspired by Tim Peake’s Principia mission […]

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ORSAnauts watching Spacewalk

Intently and a little nervously, ORSAnauts watch the Tims as they fix the SSU. Users who have LIKED this post:

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Mission 1 Week 2 – sound

We tried to find out if it was possible to ‘see’ sound. Check out these photos. Users who have LIKED this post:

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ORSA MISSION #1

Dear science  journal on Thursday 8th January 2016 we were testing speed how fast can a hockey ball a archery arrow a bike ride and a sprint run travel 10meters here are the results to this amazing test. hockey ball 12.34 m/s [metres per second] archery arrow 33.33m/s bike ride 3.63m/s sprint run 3.90m/s we […]

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First ORSA Mission 1 session one

Hopefully some of our ORSAnauts will put their journal entries on the blog page this weekend. We conducted an investigation into how fast various sports objects travel relative to the ISS, SR71 Blackbird, Hennessey Venom, Marlin, Cheetah, Usain Bolt, & the fastest ever free kick. It was lots of fun and we learned a lot […]

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Mission Patches

Every Space mission has one so every Astronaut has one. Check out these three  – Surely every ORSA mission should have one ?  – So Mission 1 Crew (and Base Crew) get designing your very own mission patch. Remember that your Mission is based on Speed & Sound. Users who have LIKED this post:

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ORSAnauts ID badges

  Just sorting out these with UK flag and the flag of our ORSAnauts heritage – ORSA are a very multi-cultural crew – a total of 14 different nationalities! Users who have LIKED this post:

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ORSAnaut Try Outs

Today is the first of two big events for ORSA in the next week. Before Principia and Tim Peake blast off we have to select crews for our missions to run alongside his on the ISS. Our prospective ORSAnauts will undergo some rigourous testing A physical challenge that makes sure the brain can work when […]

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Tim Peake on twitter

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Space Advent Calendar

Each door reveals a space related content – Advent Calendar Users who have LIKED this post:

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Good Luck ORSAnauts

Wishing all pupils wanting to be ORSAnauts the very best of luck in your Selection Session on Thursday 10th December. Mission Control will be selecting ORSAnauts for the 5 missions ORSA will undertake, and a Base Crew who will be making sure everything is prepared and working for all our experiments, projects, constructions, investigations, tests […]

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Delivery of Principia Space Diaries

ORSA has had it’s first delivery today. Our set of Principia Space Diary – totally amazing and going to be a great resource for our ORSAnauts! Thanks to all at THE CURVED HOUSE kids Users who have LIKED this post:

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ORSA – Oxford Road Space Academy

Attention all wannabe Astronauts and Scientists – Our amazing new Space Academy after school club will be blasting off on December 15th 2015. We will be looking for 14 permanent crew for the Academy, as well as a crew of 6 for each of FIVE half termly missions that will run alongside Tim Peake’s Principia […]

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Hello Universe

Welcome to Oxford Road Community School‘s very own Space & Science Academy – ORSA. Here we will be exploring Space, astronomy, science and a whole load more in 2016 and beyond. Our first mission crew will launch with ESA astronaut Tim Peake’s Principia mission to the International Space Station. The first task of our crew […]

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