#10 - Winners Announced!
Thank you to everyone who took part again this week. We are thrilled at how many of you are entering each time - keep it up!
Stars were awarded to posts which showed open-mindedness by giving reasons that countered their own opinion.
Our Primary winner is patient_parrot of Noel Park Primary School. Patient_parrot gave a focussed argument against the International Space Station, before providing strong reasons why it was also worthwhile. Well done for giving such a thoughtful answer!
Our Secondary winner is inspiring_penguin of Graveney School. They looked closely at the preparation needed, and consequences of, space tourism and concluded it would not be worth it, but then gave a firm rebuttal of this view - suggesting it would open up new opportunities.
Another competition will be posted shortly - make sure you give that one a go too!
If you have begun your space sessions at school you will have learnt some new knowledge and started forming opinions too!
This week's challenge:
FIRSTLY: Give an OPINION about space. An opinion is something you THINK that others might agree or disagree with. Your opinion might be saying something is a good or bad idea (like Trump's Space Force or Space Tourism), or about exploring space in general.
THEN: Imagine your brain has been turned upside down - you now think the complete opposite! So now disagree with yourself and give reasons for the opposite view!
We'll be looking for answers that give good reasons on both sides!
One opinion I have about space is that space tourism is a very good idea, because...
However, if I disagreed with myself, I would say... because...
The competition closes at 10:30am on Friday 15th November. Good luck!