European Space Agency Resources – Secondary

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 wallcharts 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.






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...

In 2016, European Space Agency Astronaut, Tim Peake, carried out a series of experiments on the International Space Station, using equipment designed by the National Space Academy. 

The overall programme includes the following topics from UK physics and chemistry secondary school curricula:...

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 ...


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