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Mission X: train like an astronaut

Mission X uses the excitement of space exploration to inspire students to learn more about nutrition, exercise, science and space exploration.

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Paxi animations

These animations are a great introduction to learning about space and ESA missions in a way that is accessible to children.

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Enriching the primary curriculum using space and astronomy

Using the inspirational elements of space and astronomy, engage in activities to extend pupils' knowledge.

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Once upon a time

Join Rosetta and Philae on their journey to rendezvous with a comet in these animated videos. The fairytale begins at launch and follows the comet-chasing duo on their voyage to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Each stage of the mission is brought to life and explained in a child-friendly way...
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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. Pupils work individually or in groups to build a spectroscope that can be used to look at light sources. They look at the composition of white light and how complex colours...
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Principia mission - maths in space

On December 15th 2015 European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake launched on the six month Principia mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Principia was named after Isaac Newton’s Naturalis Principia Mathematica, describing the principal laws of motion and gravity.The education and inspiration of young...
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Resources using space as a context for teaching from ESERO UK, the UK space education office.

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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...

Primary summer schoolNS004

During the summer school participants will look at the broad themes of biodiversity and sustainability in relation to Curriculum for Excellence (CfE). A major focus will be to explore the use of hands-on practical science activities which participants will be able to use to help them address the Sciences Experiences...

STEM Clubs in spaceNY627

Space the final frontier, makes an excellent context or STEM Club activities. Designed for teachers and technicians running a STEM Club in their school and will explore various ESERO-UK space related activities for you to use. Space and its related industries are an ever growing part of the economy and provide an...

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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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