World Space Week 4th - 10th October 2021

World Space Week is a very popular STEM awareness event and there are a large number of resources available for all age groups.  This collection highlights some of the best and more topical resources to provide inspiration for lesson or STEM Club activities.

The James Webb space telescope is due to be launched at the end of Oct 2021, so these collections can provide some topical resources for primary and secondary pupils, whilst the ExoMars Collection provides a wide range of activities across several subjects including computing, and design and technology which can be linked to the second part of this Mars mission due to launch in 2022.

On the theme of careers, ESERO-UK have a Careers in Space section in their website looking at a variety of roles from professor of astrobiology to apprentice at Airbus; glaciologist to space lawyer.  This can be found by following this link. 

https://www.stem.org.uk/esero/careers-space

In addition, the 'Ask the astronaut' resources in the list is a great series of videos where Tim Peake answers questions like 'Can you have a cup of tea in space?'.

The resources which apply to all age groups can be found at the top of the collection list, primary resources in the middle and secondary at the end.

Resources

How to Plan and Run Your Own Space Week

This guide  supports primary schools in planning and running their own Space Week, providing a wealth of ideas for activities for children in EYFS and primary schools as well as links to many high-quality resources to support teachers in planning a week of engaging learning experiences for their pupils. The guide...

ExoMars collection

This collection of resources support learning about STEM subjects using the context of exploring Mars. Using the context of the ExoMars mission, activities link to areas of the curriculum including: science, D&T and computing. There are activities focused...

Mission to the Moon

This collection of practical activities, investigations and games is all based on current lunar research. It supports many aspects of working scientifically and links to area of the curriculum including: earth and space, light and shadows, forces, materials, changes of state and rocks and soils. Activities are...

Ask the astronaut - Tim Peake

This collection of 19 videos, gives the opportunity to interview British astronaut Tim Peake, who visited the International Space Station in 2015-16. Choose from a set of pre-selected questions put forward by school children and hear Tim Peake's pre-recorded answers to hear about anti-gravity, tea making and...

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