Earth

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.

Space

Space and astronomy- a context to teach science from year 1 to year 6

Get support in planning inspirational science lessons across all year groups, using the Earth and Space element of the National Curriculum.

Astronaut

Bringing BBC’s 'Astronauts: Do you have what it takes?' into the classroom

If you enjoyed the first episode of the BBC’s new Astronauts show, then you may be looking to bring the program into your lessons.

Colour wheel

The magic of light

This set of eight enquiry-based activities aimed at 8-10 year olds allows pupils to study light and colour using spectroscopes and colour wheels.

Box

Universe in a box

Discover a comprehensive range of practical activities relating to Earth and Space, light and astronomy.

Mars

Bring Mars exploration into the primary classroom

ESA's ExoMars mission will search for signs of life on the red planet - this course uses a range of exciting and engaging kit to get your children involved.

Primary

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Featured Resources

Mission X: train like an astronaut

Mission X is supported by the UK Space Agency, ESA and NASA. It is a free education programme developed by NASA scientists and fitness professional working with astronaut and space agencies across the world. Mission X uses the excitement of space exploration to inspire students to learn more about nutrition, exercise...
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Paxi animations

This collection of short animations introduce us to Paxi, the alien explorer and European Space Agency mascot. Paxi introduces himself, then explores the Solar System, investigates comets and looks at how scientists aim to find out if there is evidence for life on Mars. These animations are a great...
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Is There Anyone Out There?

This resource was funded by the UK Space Agency and developed by ESERO-UK and CIEC Promoting Science. It is based upon the quest to discover more about the solar system through space projects such as the European Space Agency’s Aurora programme, and NASA’s Curiosity mission seeking to gather evidence of life on the...
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​Secondary computing resources

The best resources for teaching secondary computing.

 

Space

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

CPD

Micro:bit in spaceCY228

Learn how to use this sensor-equipped and easy-to-program device to improve understanding in science and computing. The micro:bit was the biggest BBC Education project in 30 years, and involved up to a million of these credit-card sized devices being given out to 11 and 12 year olds across the UK. They are now...

Bring Mars exploration into the primary classroomCY010

ESA's ExoMars mission will search for signs of life on the red planet - this course uses a range of exciting and engaging kit to get your children involved. You will learn how to create authentic challenges relating to space exploration, including basic engineering, computer programming and scientific investigation...

Space and astronomy- a context to teach science from year 1 to year 6NY017

As well as covering the Earth and Space element of the National Curriculum, this course will support you in planning inspirational science lessons across all year groups. With a focus on planning innovative and engaging lessons you will develop children’s independence when carrying out, recording and analysing...

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Space

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

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