Space as a context for teaching science - the James Webb Space Telescope

Come to the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and see cutting-edge facilities where hundreds of instruments have been tested before being sent out into space.

Rockets

Rockets and projectiles

The booklet looks at the differences between rockets and projectiles, the way they move and the forces that cause this.

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The summer term has arrived, which can mean only one thing – our classroom displays competition has returned!

Watching over the Earth

This resource, from ESA, is intended to familiarise students between the ages of 11 and 14 with the subject of satellite imagery.

The Sun and Stars

Produced by Teachers TV, as part of the Teaching Astronomy and Space series looks at the Sun before exploring other stars.

Exoplanet physics

Exoplanets are planets that orbit stars other than our Sun. This collection was developed to help bring this new and exciting area of research into the classroom.

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Birth of the Solar System

Produced by Twig, this animated video is a clear and accessible explanation of how the Solar System fromed. The video describes how:* the solar system grew from a ball of gas which formed the Sun* gravity caused heavy material to cluster together and eventually form planets* the inner planets, including the Earth,...
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Rockets and Projectiles

This booklet is part of the ‘Innovations in Practical Work’ series published by the Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme (SEP). Studying rockets captures the imagination of many students, as well as providing real-life applications of Newton’s laws of motion.The booklet looks at the differences between rockets and...
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2010 to date

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Measuring Distances in the Universe

These activities are produced by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and the European Space Agency. They are a series of excercises in which students use real data to measure astronomical distances, one of the most basic problems in modern astrophysics.The students apply different methods to determine the distance...
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2000 - 2009

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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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Space as a context for teaching science - the James Webb Space TelescopeSV205

Enrich your classroom teaching by using space and the upcoming launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) as an inspiring context for learning STEM subjects. Come to the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and see cutting-edge facilities where hundreds of instruments have been tested before being sent out into space...

Bringing Mars exploration to the classroomCY218

ESA's ExoMars mission will search for signs of life on the red planet. Using Lego robotics, data logging and simple engineering challenges you will learn how to link this exciting context across STEM subjects, motivating students to link together skills and knowledge. The course will include lesson activities and...

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