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Out of this world

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Knowledge and skills

  • Creative thinking
  • Speaking before writing
  • Writing techniques
  • Earth and space
  • Ancient Rome
  • Ancient Greece

You have discovered a new planet. What is it like? What will you call it? Peter Dixon, poet and writer, provides some fun ideas to inspire your young space scientists.

Space Story is a crazy tale – impossible, pure fantasy – but it has a sensible backbone. The facts about the planets are true; Marcus talks about things that are true. He also talks about things that are utterly impossible. The story is a mix, as is HG Wells’ War of the Worlds and many other sci-fi and fantasy stories.

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