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Using space as a context in your primary school

Take part in hands-on practical science linked to space missions with free space-related resources to take home.

Teaching primary science: exploring space

Teaching primary science: exploring space

Discover how space exploration can inspire your primary science students and engage them in working scientifically.


New ESA Climate Detectives - get involved

Climate Detectives is an ESA school project for 8-15-year-olds. Students are challenged to make a difference in understanding and protecting the Earth’s climate.


Calendar of events: 2018-19

We've put together a handy calendar of upcoming CPD, events and awareness days.

Teaching space

Reaching for the stars

How one teacher’s journey to bring space into the classroom led her to be recognised by the Royal Astronomical Society.

Space resources

Space Education Quality Mark

ESERO-UK has relaunched the new and improved Space Education Quality Mark for 2018.


Welcome to resources, professional development, news and opinions specially selected for computing teachers. Join in the discussion with our community group.

Featured Resources

Year 5: Earth and Space

This list consists of lesson plans, activities and video clips to support the teaching of Earth and Space in Year Five. It contains tips on using the resources, suggestions for further use and background subject knowledge. Possible misconceptions are highlighted so that teachers may plan lessons to...
Publication date:
25 July 2017

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Mission: Starlight

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry,  is about protecting astronauts from the effects of harmful UV light. Students can experiment with different materials to discover which blocks UV light the best and can inform the Royal Society of Chemistry about their results to receive a...
Publication date:
2010 to date

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Are we alone: the search for planets beyond our Solar System

This exciting resource consists of nine practical activities based upon the search for exoplanets, (planets beyond our own solar system), where life may exist. Aimed at primary children aged 7–11, activities are based around working scientifically  and link to many aspects of the science curriculum including...
Publication date:
2010 to date

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Secondary and A level computing resources

Deepen your understanding and knowledge across the computing curriculum with our range of quality-assured resources.

The science of learning

Draw upon educational neuroscience and psychology to gain an insight into how students learn. 


Resources using space as a context for teaching from ESERO-UK, the UK space education office.


Teaching primary science: exploring spaceNE003

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...

Teaching engineering in the primary classroomTY005

Engineering shapes and maintains the world we live in. With technology evolving at such an astounding pace, we have a responsibility to introduce children to engineering experiences at an early age to help inspire our engineers of the future. This primary course is aimed at teachers and members of leadership who...

STEM Clubs: engaging students in SpaceNY627

Space the final frontier, makes an excellent context for STEM Club activities. Often students are engaged by space and astronomy but it sometimes has limited time in the curriculum, this course will provide a range of support to explore this real life subject to excite and engage your students and further their...

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Resources using space as a context for teaching from ESERO UK, the UK space education office.

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