Airbus Foundation Discovery Space - Key Stage 2
Airbus Foundation Discovery Space is a unique education centre located in Stevenage. Open during term time for school trips and other group bookings, we offer a range of science shows, investigation workshops and make & take activities designed to instill a passion for science, technology, engineering and maths from an early age.
Established in 2017 as a partnership between North Hertfordshire College, Airbus, Airbus Foundation and the Hertfordshire LEP, Airbus Foundation Discovery Space combines the inspirational power of the ExoMars Rover mission with a stimulating education programme linked to the Key Stage 2 and 3 science curriculum. From our viewing gallery visitors can see the Mars Yard where Airbus scientists and engineers are putting the next Mars Rover through its paces in preparation for launch in 2020.
These resources support pre and post activities in school linked to the themes and curriculum areas that pupils can engage with on a visit to Airbus Foundation Discovery Space.
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 curriculum including; space...
This set of eight enquiry-based activities aimed at 8-10 year olds allows pupils to study light and colour using spectroscopes and colour wheels. Pupils work individually or in groups to build a spectroscope that can be used to look at light sources. They look at the composition of white light...
This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, is about protecting astronauts from the effects of harmful UV light.
Students can experiment with different materials to discover which blocks UV light the best and can...
Spacecraft materials kit: the challenge