This collection contains a whole range of resources derived from ESA (European Space Agency) research. Many activities can be carried out as stand-alone lessons or mini projects in a STEM Club setting, as well as longer term student research projects ideal for EPQ purposes. There are many demonstrations to show step by step building of models including spacecraft. There are also a multitude of worksheets and wall charts suitable as lesson starters or plenary tasks for all key stages. The videos feature interviews with real space scientists as well as animations and satellite imaging of space to stimulate interest and discussion.



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3...2...1...lift off! - Building your own paper rocket

In this set of three activities students will design and build their own paper rockets and launch them. They will learn what it takes in order for a rocket to be stable and they will calculate the rocket’s trajectory and velocity. They will learn about the velocity required to leave Earth in a rocket and uncover...

After the storm - Tracking hurricane Matthew and analysing its impact

These activities, from the European Space Agency, use the example of Hurricane Matthew to explore the applications of Earth observation data in tracking hurricanes and assessing their aftermath. Students learn how a hurricane develops and the impact that extreme weather can have on society. They do this by...

A collection of five videos dedicated to Automated Transfer Vehicles (ATV). ATVs are expendable, pressurised unmanned resupply spacecraft developed by the European Space Agency (ESA). They are designed to supply the International Space Station (ISS) with propellant, water, air, payloads, and experiments. They can...


These resources are to support teams entering the UK CanSat Competition or European CanSat Competition.  Details of how to enter the competition can be found through for the UK competition, and ...