Paxi animations

This collection of short animations introduce us to Paxi, the alien explorer and European Space Agency mascot. Paxi introduces himself, then explores the Solar System, investigates comets and looks at how scientists aim to find out if there is evidence for life on Mars. These animations are a...

Space Suit Science

This teaching resource is presented in four stages:

Stage One - Finding out about the problem. In stage one pupils find out more about spacesuits, how they work and why people need them to survive. They also find out more about the challenge to test a...

Infrared Astronomy

Produced by the Royal Astronomical Society, this booklet describes the advances and uses of infrared astronomy. Using this wavelength to observe the universe allows astronomers to visualise phenomena such as dust clouds involved in the formation of new stars and identify elements present in the...

Spectra

This resource contains two activities and accompanying teachers’ notes.

Spectra: A tale of two elements
Students must analyse data and review scientific ideas to explain observations made of the spectrum of the Sun.

Spectra: Solar...

Build Your Own Universe

This resource, produced by SEPNet and Queen Mary University of London, uses Lego to represent the building blocks of matter. Different colour Lego bricks are assigned to different quarks and leptons. The quarks can be put together to make hadrons, such as protons and neutrons. The blocks can...

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Inspired by space: engaging girls in STEM

This guide supports educators in inspiring all children to enjoy activities relating to STEM subjects, in particular girls. It looks at statistics of women in STEM roles and introduces many female role models working in the space industry. It provides ideas for activities to support and embed learning in the STEM...
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Principia space diary: robots in space

Robots are really useful in space as they can do lots of different jobs, some of which are too difficult or dangerous for humans. This activity looks at the different uses of robots in space exploration with children researching the different uses of robots including robotic arms, Moon buggies and space probes. They...
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Principia space diary: making history

In this activity children explore timelines, identifying dates relevant to themselves and their families and then significant events in the history of space exploration. They could then interview family and friends about their favourite space memories.  
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Principia space diary: space gardening

Growing plants on the International Space Station, (ISS) is an important research area as it has the potential to help future exploration. In this activity, children consider the different factors that impact the growth of plants and how growing plants on the ISS may be different to growing them on the Earth.This...
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Principia space diary: the solar system

In this activity children read and extract key facts about the different planets in our Solar System: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Using this information they write a planetary report describing each of the planets in the solar system. This resource is part of the Principia Space...
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Principia space diary: looking at Earth from space

This creative writing exercise asks your Space Apprentices to choose a place on Earth that they have never been to, and imagine what it might be like to visit. They will use a selection of images that Tim Peake took while on board the ISS as visual writing prompts.This resource is part of the Principia Space Diary,...
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Principia space diary: 8 minutes to space

In this creative writing activity children imagine what it is like to leave Earth on a journey into outer space.  It uses the context of British astronaut Tim Peake’s journey to the International Space Station as a stimulus to develop literacy skills.This resource is part of the Principia Space Diary, provided by...
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Principia space diary

The Principia Mission Space Diary aims to help children find out more about the Principia mission, to strengthen literacy and digital literacy skills and engage children in STEM learning. This resource contains several activities from the Space Diary, in which children work as Space apprentices retracing Tim Peake’s...
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Do Martians exist?

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Who is Paxi?

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