Teaching primary science: exploring space NE003 / A23
Online, self-paced course. Participants can join and start this course at any time after the advertised date.
Explore the Moon, Mars and deep space with your primary pupils through practical activities and the exciting context of space exploration when teaching the primary curriculum. 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.
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. At the start of the course 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.
Who is it for?
What topics are covered?
- engaging children with working scientifically
- current and future space missions and how they can be linked to the curriculum
- practical activities based upon the search for exoplanets
- careers in space research and industry
- exploring space using telescopes
How will you learn?
How long is this course?
Who is the course leader?
This is a self-paced Online Course
The course leader will be introduced in the course.
- investigate opportunities to link space exploration and space missions in 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.
|Teaching primary science: exploring space
|01 September 2023