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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.

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European Astro PI Challenge 2017 - 2018

The European Astro Pi Challenge is giving students the chance to run their own science investigation in space by means of computer coding.

Astro-Pi teacher workshop

The Astro-Pi challenge is back! This ESA project provides the opportunity to develop and run your own code - in space.

BBC micro:bit

Micro:bit in space

Learn how to use the micro:bit in the context of space to improve understanding in science and computing.


Space rocks

This video explains where asteroids and meteoroids come from, what they are made from and how they may sometimes fall to Earth.

Space resources

BBC micro:bit in space

This collection of resources uses the context of human spaceflight to engage students with scientific concepts through computing technology.


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Cooking a comet - ingredients for life

This demonstration involves making a simulated comet nucleus in the classroom, using easily obtainable ingredients. Comets are considered to be time capsules containing information about the conditions of the early Solar System. In order to understand what comets are, where they come from, and their influence on...
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Cloud chamber: radioactivity in a cosmic setting

Cloud chambers are boxes specially made to detect charged particles and radiation. In this activity, a cloud chamber, made from a plastic fish tank or terrarium, is used to observe alpha and beta particles.  The suggested source used in the cloud chamber is a thoriated welding rod.  Dry ice is used...
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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.


Astro-Pi teacher workshopCY219

The Astro-Pi challenge is back for its second year, and it is bigger than ever with young people getting involved across Europe. This ESA project provides the opportunity to develop and run your own code - in space! Two Raspberry Pi computers, complete with sensor equipped Sense HATS, are on-board the International...

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...

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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