Leading Space Education Programme
The Leading Space Education Programme (LSEP) is a Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) funded project that has worked with 30 schools in England with the aim of enhancing space education and careers in secondary schools and using space to: excite; inspire; involve learners; raise aspirations and motivation; and raise awareness of the British space industry. The resources in this collection have been written by teachers from some of the Leading Space schools, and span a variety of activities that have been used in the classroom, including: a whole Year Eight scheme of work themed around space; a space day for the whole school; the chemistry of rockets and combustion; and using space apps in the classroom. The collection also includes a film, sharing inspirational practice, and a case study publication – Raising standards in STEM and other subjects:using space-related contexts and applications
This resource is a review of space related apps for the iPad. The reviews are grouped into 12 sections:
1. Sky viewing
2. Sky viewing plus
3. The Moon
4. The Solar System
5. The Sun
6. Earth Observation
7. Space Missions and other Satellites
8. Deep Space /...
The activities within this resource focus on three topics: Cepheid variable stars; a power system for the Mars Science Laboratory; and locating celestial objects using the Stellarium software. The Cepheid variable activity is suitable for GCSE or Post-16 physics and astronomy. Students need to be able to interpret...
The chemistry of UV reactive beads provides activities from Key Stage Two to Post-16, using photochromic beads. The beads can be used to investigate the effect of temperature on the rates of reaction, where the beads are returned to their normal colour. At Post-16...