ESERO-UK

ESERO-UK (the European Space Education Resource Office for the UK) is an education project from the European Space Agency (ESA).

ESERO-UK has been established at the National STEM Learning Centre through funding from ESA and the Department for Education. ESERO-UK promotes space in the UK and the use of space to enhance and support STEM teaching and learning in the UK.

The resources in this collection bring together materials from ESA and other providers to both promote space exploration, and also help teachers and lecturers to use space as an engaging context for teaching and learning in STEM subjects. In addition to its resource collections, ESERO-UK has established a network of space ambassadors across the UK to actively support partners from the space education sector in their work with schools and colleges.

Further information is available from the ESERO-UK website.

Resources

Scale of the Universe

This film, from Twig World, looks at how big the universe is.

The key points made in the film are:

•The Universe is constantly expanding.

•The Universe is already billions of light years across.

•Our Solar System is part of the Milky Way galaxy.

•Beyond our galaxy lie many more...

Milky Way's Black Hole

This film, from Twig World, looks at how scientists study black holes. Scientists believe there is a supermassive black hole 26,000 light years away at the centre of our Galaxy. But how do they know, when they can't see it?

The key points made in the film are:

•Black holes are formed when massive...

Black Holes

This film, from Twig World, looks at how dying stars transform into black holes and are areas of mass so great that even light can't escape.

The key points made in the film are:

•When a star dies, it collapses and condenses into a single point, known as a singularity.

•The gravitational pull...

Physics in space

The units of the Supported Learning in Physics Project (SLIPP), published by Heinemann, introduced students to a new method of studying on their own, or sometimes in small groups with other students. The teacher’s role was to guide students in their use of the unit.

Students were expected to learn about the...

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