Cape Canaveral is home to NASA, the John F Kennedy Space Centre and the American Space Programme. It houses many of the rockets, satellites and probes that were a key part of the American space programme. We are shown the rocket that John Glenn flew in to orbit the earth, a space shuttle and some of the launching equipment.
Ask the children to watch the clip as part of a topic on the Earth, Sun and Moon. It would be useful to show this clip at the beginning of a topic on rockets where the children could practise their investigative skills and problem solving. They could design their own rockets using the knowledge gained and they could also be set different challenges to investigate such as - 'how can scientists accurately measure ‘The Great Wall of China’? Would views from space help?'