Teaching primary science: exploring space NE003 / B19

Start date
27 Apr 20
Duration
3 Weeks
Location
Online Course

Summary

Online course. Flexible participation. Learn about current and future space missions, aiming to explore our solar system and beyond. Discover effective ways in which to engage pupils in science and wider STEM activities linked to space exploration.

In this course, you'll discuss with other teachers and draw upon a range of resources to develop your approach to teaching primary science with the context of space exploration. You will look at how to:

  • engage children in working scientifically
  • learn about current and future space missions and how they can be linked to the curriculum
  • investigate forces and mechanisms in robotics
  • explore practical activities based upon the search for exoplanets
  • explore careers in space research and industry
  • find out about how we can explore space using telescopes.

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Space Education Quality Mark

Taking part in this CPD will provide evidence for the Space Education Quality Mark (SEQM). It will also give you resources and subject knowledge that will enable you to plan lessons and enrichment activities to provide further evidence towards the quality mark. In the first week you will be presented with an activity grid to help you to identify areas which support the curriculum and give opportunities for working scientifically. This grid can also be used as part of the evidence for your submission.

Outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • investigate opportunities to link space exploration and space missions wtih your lessons to excite and inspire your pupils.
  • develop lesson plans that involve working scientifically, using space as a context.
  • explain using models, some of the scientific concepts and ideas involved in space exploration.

Sessions

DateTimeLocation
Teaching primary science: exploring space27 April 202000:00-00:00Online course

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Cost

State-funded school or collegeActivity feeFree
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity feeFree

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

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Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 

 

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