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STEM Clubs in space

Developing ideas for innovative STEM Clubs, using the context of space and exploring biology in space and cutting edge science to engage students.

Teaching about space

Space Education Quality Mark

The Space Education Quality Mark is an award given to schools and colleges that have shown significant use of the context of space in subjects.

Moon

How expensive is it to travel to the moon?

For most of us, the dream of becoming an astronaut will forever remain unfulfilled.

Solar system

What’s the Universe made of?

Produced by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, this booklet introduces the concepts of dark matter and dark energy.

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.

Astrophysics

The latest on telescope (SKA) development and how we use technology to view the universe and predict the past and future.

Secondary

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Featured Resources

Build Your Own Universe

This resource, produced by SEPNet and Queen Mary University of London, uses Lego to represent the building blocks of matter. Different colour Lego bricks are assigned to different quarks and leptons. The quarks can be put together to make hadrons, such as protons and neutrons. The blocks can also be used to show...
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Teaching Astronomy and Space: Astronomers Explain

The video clips in this collection are a collaboration between Teachers TV, the Institute of Physics and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). Each features a current scientist explaining an aspect of their field of expertise. The topics covered include: * Models of the Solar System * Saturn and the...
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What’s the Universe made of?

Produced by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, this booklet introduces the concepts of dark matter and dark energy. Included is an online video that discusses how the Universe will end, including the role of dark matter and energy. The booklet describes the composition of the Universe, this is followed by questions and...
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Space

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

CPD

AstrophysicsRP485

This course could attempt to explain how current technology is being used to probe some of the deepest and furthest parts of the universe, and how this may help to answer some of the biggest questions we have today, “How did the universe begin?  What do we know about dark matter and dark energy?  What is the future...

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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Recognition

Get recognition for your professionalism with our STEM Educators recognition scheme.

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