Irrespective of culture humans look to the stars and wonder about ‘the big questions’… “Where did we come from?”, “How did the Earth form?” and “Are we alone?”. Initially many societies developed a range of stories and creation myths to provide answers. These stories have been our starting point in Earth and Cosmos, a reminder of the long search for answers that humankind has undertaken in trying to understand the Universe. Our inquiries have now switched to the realms of modern science with an exploration of the key factors thought responsible for allowing the evolution of life on Earth. Next term our focus switches into Space and we will explore both the nature of distant worlds and the possible methods of travelling there. While on this intergalactic learning journey we will also be experiencing the imagination stirring impact of science fiction and will be asking students to read and analyse a novel from this literary genre.
To the Cosmos and beyond!