Konnie Huq

Watch Konnie Huq on Authors Live Thursday 12 September, 11am.

Konnie Huq

Konnie Huq is a television presenter and writer, probably best known for her time on CBBC's Blue Peter. Her debut novel, Cookie and the Most Annoying Boy in the World is the first in a new hilarious series for young readers and introduces Cookie, a 9 year old who loves science and is ready to take on the world! Join Konnie as she shares the book with us and gives us insights into her career as a writer. You will be able to ask Konnie your questions by tweeting using #BBCAuthorsLive

Date and time: Thursday 12 September, 11am

Age: P4-7

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If you only do one thing

We know time is tight, so here is just one activity you could complete before or after watching the broadcast with Connie Huq.

Create a solar system MNU 2-03a, MNU 2-11a, SCN 2-06a

Once a year all the pupils in Cookie’s class take part in a science competition. Cookie’s entry this year is a to-scale model of the solar system (which is also edible). Why not make your own to scale solar system as a class? 

Before making your model planets, work out the distances between the planets and what the best scale to use to suit your classroom would be. Pupils will also need to work out which items are best to use for the different planets. For example, Cookie struggles to select suitable items when she realises that the sun is 820,000 times bigger than the earth. The problem being that the melon she wanted to use for the sun is not 820,000 bigger than the pea which represents the earth. Encourage your pupils to be as inventive as possible to solve these problems- Cookie uses sugar to create the asteroid belt. Can you pupils come up with similar solutions when creating their model solar system?