Kids in Space
5 hr 30 min

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 $450 incl GST per day within Christchurch.

Common Questions & Answers for Kids in Space

What precautions are you taking for COVID-19?

Some changes have been made to keep staff and students safe.


  • Flights Suits are washed/cleaned for each school use but are limited to 30 students per day. Suits cannot be shared.

  • The presenter/teacher will wipe/disinfect her own computer/speakers/technical resources before, during and after the school visit.

  • The presenter/teacher will clean as much as reasonable any school resources that are used to help present Kids in Space

  • Children will not be allowed to pass around Astronaut Food but be able to look at it as held by the presenter/teacher or on a table.

  • If the presenter/teacher feels ill, cough, sneezing she will not attend the booking and the booking will be cancelled.

  • If Bee Bot robots are used these will be cleaned before, during and after use.

  • The presenter/teacher will spend morning teas/lunches in the Science Alive Van


The presenter/teacher reserves the right to change the programme as required to keep students and staff safe with increased hygiene procedures as required.

How much does it cost?
$450 incl GST per day

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 2, 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 students can you teach?
30 students per classroom session. 


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 each. 

How long is the presentation?
9am - 2:30pm

What does the day include?

  • Interactive discussion and demonstrations

  • inflatable space models

  • powerpoint 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 media opportunities for the school to take photos of students in Astronaut Flight Suits.

What does the school have to provide?

  • Classroom Space in an area where students can focus

  • TV or whiteboard/screen to project onto

  • Internet connection

  • Scissors

  • Glue

  • Sellotape

  • 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 kids.

  • Behaviour management as required


What will the presenter provide?

  • Laptop

  • DVDs

  • Data projector if required

  • Speakers if required

  • Astronaut flight suits for students and teachers to wear

  • Some craft resources including, ice cream sticks, paper plates, straws.

  • Templates for the school to photocopy

  • Flags/display banners

Can all students participate and how do you cater for special needs?
Yes. We'll have a discussion with teachers about students with special needs if this is indicated on the booking form. The presenter will find ways to be inclusive of all students and adapt the presentation to include the needs of the kids 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 by 2:30pm.

What will you need to set up?
Space/area students can access, internet connection, TV or whiteboard/screen to project on to. Information on school evacuation procedures. 

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 pitched to the ages of the students.

For a detailed Unit Plan see:

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. She is the United States Space Camp Ambassador to New Zealand, a position held since 1991 which allows her to pursue her goal of inspiring kids to go to Space Camp to immerse themselves in STEM. In 2013, she became a NASA Medal recipient.


When not teaching KIDS IN SPACE as an external education provider, she teaches at schools as a relieving teacher and last completed the Teacher Education Refresh TER programme in 2018.