Moon

Moon Shelter

This resource links to science and D&T but in a moon context. Children analyse the importance of having shelter for protection on Earth and in space. They compare the environmental conditions on Earth and on the Moon, then  work together to design and build their own Moon shelter using...

Tim Peake

Tim Peake Primary Project Evaluation

This report details the external evaluation of ESERO-UK’s Tim Peake Primary Project (TPPP), which ran in 1,400 UK primary schools from 2015-2017, and used Tim Peake’s mission to the International Space Station (ISS) to promote space as a cross-curricular context for...

James Webb Space Telescope - Secondary Resources

This collection of resources has been written for design technology teachers to use primarily as part of the curriculum in lower secondary schools.  The resources also include a guide to the James Webb Space Telescope , written for teachers and STEM Ambassadors.

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Hand

Building a Bionic Hand

In this activity, pupils will build a bionic hand made out of cardboard, strings, straws and rubber bands. They will relate the bionic hand to their own hand to understand the function of the fingers and the importance of the thumb, to grab or hold objects with different shapes and forms. Pupils...

James Webb Space Telescope - Primary Resources

The James Webb Space Telescope will make observations of distant stars and planets. It is due to be launched on an Ariane 5 rocket in 2021 from French Guiana. It is a highly technical design which has taken many years to be designed and made. It has been an international...

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...

Rocket

Lunar Exploration

Produced by the Royal Astronomical Society, this information booklet looks at how our knowledge of the Moon has been built up through observation, unmanned exploration and the lunar landings of the Apollo missions. Sections include: * Experiments on the Moon * Moon rocks * Structures on the...

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...

Sun and moon

Student Worksheets: Earth, Sun and Moon

The student s activity sheets consist of a set of questions based on these topics: Auroae – aurorae and the solar wind Eratosthenes – determining the Earth’s circumference Lunar and solar eclipses – their differences and drawing diagrams Lunar phases – questions on the Moon’s phases Planet Earth...

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Space Careers Videos

This collection of videos, from the European Space Education Office (ESERO-UK),  presents a cross-section of people with careers in UK space industry. The majority of the videos include a version that can be used in the primary classroom and a version to use in secondary schools or colleges.  Many...
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Steve Spittle – Emerging Technology Lead in Digital Intelligence

Steve looks at new technologies that advance the space industry.  He works at the Space Applications Catapult, in Harwell.  He gives the example of how image processing techniques used in the satellite industry can be used in the medical imaging.  Imaging data has also been used to prevent illegal...
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Shefali Sharma - Senior Commercial Strategist

Shefali engages with customers, media and investors to help to grow the company.  Shefali works at Oxford Space Systems, a company developing innovative technology that is launched into space.  She often helps to act as the link between customers and the engineers working on the satellite designs. [...
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Abbie Hutty - ExoMars Delivery Manager

Abbie is an engineer working at Airbus Defence and Space.  She in charge of ensuring that all the parts of the ExoMars Rover come together on time and to the right specification. Abbie sets two challenges for students: to write an algorithm for a rover to avoid rocks on a grid and to come up with ideas for...
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Suzie Imber - Associate Professor of Space Physics

Suzie researches how the sun influences the planets in the solar system.  She also teaches physics to undergraduates and is involved in a lot of outreach.  Suzie is currently working on the BepiColombo mission to Mercury. There are two cuts of the video – one aimed at primary aged children, and one for...
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Portia Bowman - Space Systems Engineer

Portia works with other scientists and engineers to work on systems that will go into space.  She explains how she is working on a project to build a robotic arm to work on samples from Mars.  Portia studied Physics and then Space Engineering at university. There are two cuts of the video – one aimed at...
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Paul Moseley - Post Doctoral Research Associate

Paul develops infrared telescopes to observe galaxies.  The technology has also been adapted to diagnose cancer by looking at chemical signatures in the human body.  He emphasises the importance of problem solving and programming skills to work in his role. There are two cuts of the video – one aimed at...
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Natasha Almeida – Postdoctoral Researcher

Natasha is a researcher studying meteorites at the Natural History Museum.  She examines meteorites to tell us more about the history of the solar system and the origins of life on Earth. There are two cuts of the video – one aimed at primary aged children, and one for secondary.Primary:https://...

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Mike Lawton - CEO of Oxford Space Systems

Mike is part of a space engineering company building a new series of very low mass foldable structures and antennas for satellites.  Oxford Space Systems are also working on constellations of satellites that will provide real time imaging from space. There are two cuts of the video – one aimed at primary...
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Matt and Ellie - Apprentices at Airbus

Matt and Ellie build satellites.  They work in a clean room environment to help to construct and test satellites.  Matt and Ellie are both on an apprenticeship scheme with Airbus Defence and Space. There are two cuts of the video – one aimed at primary aged children, and one for secondary.Primary:[embed...
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