Apply now - Mars educational materials development grant scheme

The European Space Education Resource Office, on behalf of the UK Space Agency is making up to £50K available to organisations that are seeking to develop classroom resources focused on the Robotic Exploration of Mars.

Resources should be designed to be delivered by teachers in lessons or off timetable STEM Clubs, and by visiting STEM Ambassadors. The resources will include student-focused activities, guidance for teachers and STEM Ambassadors, and background information. These resources will be freely available via a bespoke landing page on the ESERO-UK’s e-library. These activities will specifically look to fill the gaps in resource provision identified in ESERO-UK’s space education resource audit.

Activities will focus on the engineering and science challenges related to the robotic exploration of Mars and will focus on UK efforts to solve these issues. By carrying out these activities, students will gain an understanding and appreciation for various engineering disciplines, alongside a wider understanding of the missions supported through the UKSA’s Robotic Exploration Programme, the role of UK scientists and engineer in these missions.

Activities will focus on the engineering and science challenges related to the robotic exploration of Mars and will focus on UK efforts to solve these issues. Successful projects must:

  • support the educational aims of the UK Space Agency
  • cover areas of the curriculum which are not currently supported by teaching material
  • be completed by 31 March 2019

Please complete and submit the Mars Educational Materials Development Grant Scheme application form and your full proposal to Cathleen Taylor by e-mail (c.taylor@stem.org.uk) by 18 September 2018.

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