Anne-Marie Robinson, the United States Space Camp Ambassador to New Zealand and a qualified primary school teacher, will come out to schools as an external education provider, and present a programme of Space exploration and craft activities.
This is a great way to introduce science and technology to your class.
Sessions are $360 per day within Christchurch.
Common Questions & Answers for Kids in Space
How much does it cost?
$360 per day (including GST).
How do we book?
The easiest way to book is to click the Book Your Class button above and find your preferred day that is available and suits your classroom's schedule. The programme can be booked on Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays during Term 1, 2020.
Anne-Marie will confirm your preferred date and answer any questions after you have chosen your date. If you have specific questions, and want to talk to Anne-Marie prior to selecting your preferred date, please contact her directly on
What ages do you teach?
From year 0 - 8
Will you teach in an MLE (modern learning environment)
How many children can you teach?
Depending on space and flight suit sizes being available, groups can be up to 30 children per classroom session. Flight suits may need to be rotated to allow everyone a turn to wear one.
There options for either a full day for one classroom of up to 30 kids, or two half days for two classrooms of up to 30 kids, or three short sessions with three groups of up to 30 kids.
How long is the presentation?
All-day for one class, two half days for two groups, or three short sessions with three groups/classes at one school.
Projects or class sessions are split into three time slots:
School start until morning tea,
Morning tea until Lunch, and
Lunch until end of school.
These sessions can be all with one group, or split between two or three groups during your school visit.
What does the day include?
Interactive discussion and demonstrations,
inflatable space models,
power point and videos,
astronaut flight suits dress up,
samples of astronaut food from NASA,
Craft activities subject to age groups– straw rockets, space shuttle gliders, planet plates, planet crowns, astronaut puppets, astronaut bookmarks, or other activities for senior students if you indicate your classes are Year 7 or 8.
There are photo opportunities for the school to take photos of children in Astronaut Flight Suits.
What does the school have to provide?
TV or whiteboard/screen to project onto
Colouring in felts/pens/crayons whichever the school typically uses.
Printed copies of craft templates on thin card. The presenter will provide templates and explain how many are needed.
Assistance putting flight suits on and off children.
Behaviour management as required
What will the presenter provide?
Data projector if required
Speakers if required
Astronaut flight suits for children and teachers to wear
Some craft resources including, ice cream sticks, paper plates, straws.
Can all children participate and how do you cater for special needs children?
Yes. We'll have a discussion with teachers about children with special needs if this is indicated on the booking form. The presenter will find ways to be inclusive of all children and adapt the presentation to include the needs of the children participating in the session.
The programme values the New Zealand Teachers Council - Our Code, Our Standards. This helps define, inspire and guide the presenter with the KIDS IN SPACE programme.
What time will you arrive/leave?
Anne-Marie usually tries to be at schools by 8am to set up, and leave when children and teachers have finished at the end of the day approximately 2pm.
What will you need to set up?
Space/area children can access, internet connection, TV or whiteboard/screen to project on to. Information on school evacuation procedures. Any information about students that may help the presenter, e.g. new student, shy, hearing or sight impairments, autism, behaviour.
What should we expect?
A fun and interactive science programme with an adaptable presenter right in your classroom.
A full day with one classroom includes three different craft activities subject to the ages of the children.
How experienced is the presenter?
Anne-Marie was a pilot, flight attendant and trained with astronauts in Houston, Texas. She has been teaching Space Science since 1991, has a Bachelor of Science Degree plus a Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning Primary.
When not teaching KIDS IN SPACE as an external education provider, she helps schools as a relieving teacher and last completed the Teacher Education Refresh TER programme in 2018.