Exoplanets

Are we alone -the search for planets beyond our Solar System

This exciting resource consists of nine practical activities based upon the search for exoplanets, (planets beyond our own solar system), where life may exist. Aimed at primary children aged 7–11, activities are based around working scientifically  and link to many aspects of the science...

Biology Activities

These We Are Aliens! related biology activities for the class room have been devised by Chris Carr. The resources includes practical activities and worksheets. Supporting videos demonstrate the activities. The following curriculum areas are covered: • Cell biology • Food tests, including starch...

Mission X: train like an astronaut

Mission X is supported by the UK Space Agency, ESA and NASA. It is a free education programme developed by NASA scientists and fitness professional working with astronaut and space agencies across the world. Mission X uses the excitement of space exploration to inspire students to learn more...

Solar system

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

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Astro Pi

Leading UK space organisations have joined forces with British ESA Astronaut Tim Peake and Raspberry Pi to offer students a chance to devise and code their own apps or experiment to run in space.

Two Raspberry Pi computers are planned to be flown to the International Space Station (ISS)...

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Planets

Is There Anyone Out There?

This resource was funded by the UK Space Agency and developed by ESERO-UK and CIEC Promoting Science. It is based upon the quest to discover more about the solar system through space projects such as the European Space Agency’s Aurora programme, and NASA’s Curiosity mission seeking to gather...

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...

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...

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Gold Award: Future Travel

These materials look at three possible projects that relate to space exploration:* Communications project - students gather information about space exploration before making a presentation on the problems to be overcome with past and possible future benefits of space travel* Practical project - students design, build...
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Life and Death of Stars

Starting with the Sun, this resource gives a general introduction through the idea of stars being born, growing old and ending their days in various spectacular ways. The presentation looks at the Sun, the birth of stars in hydrogen gas, nebulae, large and small stars, the death of stars as supernovae, red giants,...
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A Beginner's Guide to the Universe

This resource provides a general introduction to the Universe starting with the solar system and ending with the way that galaxies are arranged in patterns, the large scale structure of the Universe. The presentation is light on facts, however it aims to introduce general concepts and give a sense of scale to the...
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A Beginner's Guide to Cosmology

This resource gives a general introduction to cosmology; the branch of science that studies the Universe and attempts to explain how it came to be, why it is like it is today and how it will change in the future. The presentation concentrates on the Big Bang theory of the evolution of the Universe and provides some...
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Space Presentations

The Space Presentations sub-collection contains three PowerPoint presentations covering various aspects of space. Each presentation has associated video files which are embedded in the presentations. The teachers' notes contains detailed notes describing the contents of each of the presentations. The presentations are...
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Posters and Newspapers

The seven posters can be used in class when children are engaged in a space topic. Each file contains an image and a description associated with the image, in large font type. The posters are: constellation; galaxies; nebula; planets; solar system; sunspots; and the sun. The remaining files are articles from The Times...
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Rosetta - primary resource book

The Rosetta spacecraft was sent on a mission to comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Part of its mission was to deploy a lander, Philae, on the surface of the comet. This resource is also downloadable in the Welsh Language.The resource contains seven activities themed around the mission:The Planets  Using...
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Astrium- Engineered in Britain

Astrium is Europe’s largest space company, employing 3,500 people in the UK alone. Astrium produces some of the world’s leading edge earth observation, science and telecommunication satellites in one of the most exciting sectors of the engineering profession. https://stemlearning.wistia.com/medias/...

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Defying Gravity

The 2013 Institute of Physics Schools Lecture - Defying Gravity: Laura Thomas, an independent science communicator with a background in astrophysics, talks about the physics of space flight. She explains how studying physics and mathematics could help towards a career in space. Magnets in space: The astronaut, Richard...
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Biology Activities

These We Are Aliens! related biology activities for the class room have been devised by Chris Carr. The resources includes practical activities and worksheets. Supporting videos demonstrate the activities. The following curriculum areas are covered: • Cell biology • Food tests, including starch, sugar, protein and fat...
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