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Rocket mice

In this activity students make an air-powered launcher to propel a card mouse.

Equipment required:

Plastic bottle, card, scissors, tape.

Mars

The Red Planet

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EO Detective

Astronauts have been taking photographs of the Earth from space for over 50 years and Earth Observation scientists have used satellite images for a similar amount of time.

The EO Detective activities aim to demonstrate how a vantage point in space, such as the International Space Station...

TimPix: Whatever the Weather - Monitoring Peake Radiation Levels with Timepix

As part of the educational activities around the British astronaut Tim Peake's mission to the International Space Station (ISS), this project offers schools the unique opportunity to access and analyse ionising radiation data from the ISS. A variety of data sets will be available from the start...

Rocket

Sunlight and Space Travel

This resource from Physicists in Primary Schools (PIPS) supports the teaching of Earth, Sun and Moon and light and shadows at Key Stage Two.

A presentation introduces light and how shadows are formed...

Black hole

The Life Cycle of Stars

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Mars Yard

Guidance and navigation engineer, Richard Lancaster, explains how the ‘Mars Yard’, at Airbus Defence and Space, Stevenage, allows engineers to test out the capabilities of the ExoMars rover.  He talks about the need to transmit all commands and receive data through a spacecraft orbiting Mars. ...

Two rockets

Space Case

Spacecraft materials kit: the challenge

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Moon in the daytime

Daytime Moon Viewing

This resource, from the Royal Observatory Greenwich, uses daytime viewing of the Moon to reinforce ideas learned in the classroom about light, shadow and the Moon itself. Advice is given on the best times to view the Moon, and the compulsory and optional equipment needed. By viewing the Moon...

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Meet the Astro Pi Cameras

Astro Pi is the name of a small computer developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, in collaboration with the UK Space Agency and the European Space Agency (ESA).Two special Astro Pis, nicknamed Ed and Izzy, have been qualified for spaceflight and are on-board the International Space Station (ISS). Ed and Izzy are...
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How to Collect Data from Astro Pi

Astro Pi is the name of a small computer developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, in collaboration with the UK Space Agency and the European Space Agency (ESA).There are two very special Astro Pi’s. Their names are Ed and Izzy, and they have been qualified for spaceflight. They are now onboard the International Space...
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Meet the Sense HAT

 Astro Pi is the name of a small computer developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, in collaboration with the UK Space Agency and the European Space Agency (ESA). There are two very special Astro Pi’s. Their names are Ed and Izzy, and they have been qualified for spaceflight. They are now onboard the...
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Getting Started with Astro Pi

 Astro Pi is the name of a small computer developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, in collaboration with the UK Space Agency and the European Space Agency (ESA). There are two very special Astro Pi’s. Their names are Ed and Izzy, and they have been qualified for spaceflight. They are now onboard the...
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Tracking Hurricane Matthew

This pack of resources is based upon Hurricane Matthew and is designed as a complete Scheme of Work on GIS skills that teachers can use with geography classes from KS3 to KS5, using the differentiation ideas to target students of different age ranges and abilities. Alternatively, teachers can select individual...
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Space Case

Spacecraft materials kit: the challenge

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Daytime Moon Viewing

This resource, from the Royal Observatory Greenwich, uses daytime viewing of the Moon to reinforce ideas learned in the classroom about light, shadow and the Moon itself. Advice is given on the best times to view the Moon, and the compulsory and optional equipment needed. By viewing the Moon during the day, students...
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The Red Planet

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The Life Cycle of Stars

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