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Ice and beyond: climate science with CryoSat

The cryosphere is one of the most visible and responsive indicators of our changing climate.

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Astro Academy: Principia

European Space Agency Astronaut, Tim Peake, carried out a series of experiments on the International Space Station, using equipment designed by the National Space Academy.

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Chemistry in Space

This collection of resources, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, contains activities about solar power and atmospheric chemistry. They have been brought together to link in with ESA astronaut Tim Peake's flight to the International Space Station. The space station requires huge arrays of solar panels to power all...
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Design a Thermal Protection Shield

Aerospace engineers need to take into account the heat generated when the space craft move through the atmosphere at extreme speeds, both during launch and at re-entry, as without proper thermal protection the space craft could be destroyed. Insulating blankets, foams and tiles are used to protect the spacecraft. The...
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The Great British Space Dinner - Secondary Resource

The Great British Space Dinner Challenge contains nine lessons:Lesson 1: All Aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Sets the scene with a brief introduction the ISS and the Great British Space Dinner Challenge. Students develop a brochure about the ISS suitable for year 5 students.Lesson 2: Taking food into...
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Resources using space as a context for teaching from ESERO UK, the UK space education office.

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Technicians supporting physics: 11-19NY606

“If it moves, it’s biology. If it smells, it’s chemistry. If it doesn’t work, it’s physics”. This is the old saying that’s mentioned when physics practicals go wrong. This course will dismiss this myth with exciting, engaging, simple physics practicals that always work! On the course participants will explore cost...

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...

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