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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.Jenny Lister is a primary school teacher at St George the Martyr Primary School in London and has recently been awarded the Patrick Moore medal from the Royal Astronomical Society.We chatted to her about how she has used the...

Mission X: Mission Ex-cellent! - an update

The Evington Astronauts have now completed 4 of the Level 1 activities, and we are having a blast!We started with ‘Speed of light’, which was interesting, because we initially thought that we would see youth ‘out- do’ the oldie teachers in this task. In actual fact we realised that this wasn’t necessarily so, with a couple of teachers having much...

Schools rocket into spring with the Tim Peake Primary Project

We are only just in March, and yet primary schools up and down the country have launched themselves into the Tim Peake Primary Project.From Sunderland to the South West, pupils are getting to grips with designs for a new space station, extra-terrestrial eating and Alka-Seltzer rockets and models of the moon. Here’s a round-up of the...
  • 06/03/2017

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Welcome to the new and improved ESA Kids website

The ESA Education office is proud to launch the new and improved ESA Kids website, the online home of Paxi, the ESA Education mascot. With the new design and organisation, ESA Kids is the one-stop shop for all space-related information, resources, multimedia, and activities for children.The ESA Kids platform has a new look and feel that...

Join two new ESA projects: Explore the Moon and Earth's Climate

At the beginning of the World Space Week, ESA is proud to present two new school challenges: Climate Detectives and Moon Camp.Meant for teams of school students guided by a teacher or educator, Moon Camp and Climate Detectives give young people the chance to run interdisciplinary projects and develop new skills, ranging from science and technology...

Apply now - Mars educational materials development grant scheme

The European Space Education Resource Office, on behalf of the UK Space Agency is making up to £50K available to organisations that are seeking to develop classroom resources focused on the Robotic Exploration of Mars.Resources should be designed to be delivered by teachers in lessons or off timetable STEM Clubs, and by visiting STEM Ambassadors....

Making a home on the Moon: we want your ideas

A new ESA-led project is investigating the ways that 3D printing could be used to create and run a habitat on the Moon.Everything from building materials to solar panels, equipment and tools to clothes, even nutrients and food ingredients can potentially be 3D printed. But if you were headed to the Moon, what would you want to 3D print, to turn a...

Astronaut Tim Peake launches competition to name ExoMars Rover

The UK Space Agency has launched a competition to name a rover which is being sent to Mars to search for signs of life, as the UK Government's Holiday Makers campaign kicks off, as part of the Year of Engineering.Due to launch in August 2020 the UK-built rover is part of the European Space Agency’s ExoMars mission which will look at how Mars has...

Liquid water 'lake' revealed on Mars

Researchers have found evidence of an existing body of liquid water on Mars. What they believe to be a lake sits under the planet's south polar ice cap, and is about 20km (12 miles) across.Previous research found possible signs of intermittent liquid water flowing on the Martian surface, but this is the first sign of a persistent body of water on...

Space Education Quality Mark: free accreditation for your school or college

ESERO-UK has relaunched the new and improved Space Education Quality Mark (SEQM) for 2018.SEQM is free to take part in and designed to support UK schools and colleges who want to inspire and engage their students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects through the context of space.Why get involved?gain recognition for...

An interstellar asteroid is our oldest visitor

An interstellar asteroid has been found to be a permanent foreign visitor to our solar system, making it the first known outsider which orbits the sun.  Identified during a wide sky survey in 2015, it has now been revealed that the asteroid (known as BZ) moves in a retrograde orbit, meaning it travels in the opposite direction to almost...

FREE Primary Space CPD events in Yorkshire and the Humber

Tim Peake's mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2015/16 inspired millions of young people and adults to learn more about space. As an ESERO UK Space Ambassador for the past 3 years, Bryony Turford is delighted to share ESERO space resources with educators across Yorkshire and the Humber...

Mission Patch design competition

Enter the Mission Patch Design Competition.For the ESERO-UK Mission Patch design competition, children must design a patch for their team or school that are taking part in Mission X: Train Like An Astronaut, in 2018. Teams must have signed up here to take part.For every space flight, the crew design their own mission patch. The patch normally...

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