Space: Primary resources

List created by Tom Lyons - ESERO UK Teacher Fellow

Links and Resources

Is There Anyone Out There?

A brilliant resource with plenty of scientific enquiry for the students to engage in.  Set in the context of landing on Mars

publication year
2010 to date

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International Space Station (ISS) Education Kit - Primary

The ISS Education Kit, from ESA, is a resource for teachers with ideas on how to use the International Space Station as a thematic frame for teaching a wide variety of topics that are part of European curricula. Four chapters devoted to explaining various aspects of life in space and what is it like to live and work on board the International Space Station. Each chapter contains background information, worksheets and a teachers' guide. A glossary and colour posters complete the content.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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2000 - 2009

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publication year
2000 - 2009

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Phoenix Mars Lander

Video about the Phoenix Mars Lander

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Alka-Seltzer Rocket

Produced by the Institute of Physics, this Physics to Go video shows a short demonstration that can be used to engage your students. The teacher notes include the equipment needed, tips and contain a full explanation of the physics involved. Denture cleaning tablets also work well, by the way.

publication year
2010 to date

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Journey to the Moon

Some nice pictures of a journey to the Moon, which could lead to discussion within class

publication year
1990 - 1999

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Footagevault Space Video Clips

A selection of video clips showing astronauts in space

publication year
2010 to date

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Birth of the Solar System

Nice video showing the formation of the Solar System

publication year
2010 to date

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The Hammer and the Feather on the Moon

You can replicate this using a pen and a heavy book in the classroom. They take the same time to reach the ground and the book makes a satisfying bang to wake up sleepy students.

publication year
1970 - 1979

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Moonsaics

Jigsaw puzzles of the Moon

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Eggnaut

Practical exercise where students try to build something to stop their egg breaking on impact

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Drinking Straw Rocket

Students construct and fly small "indoor" paper rockets

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Activity Case Study 14: Vicki Hodges

Vicki Hodges is a systems engineer with Europe's largest satellite contractor - EADS Astrium. Vicki talks about her outreach work as a STEM Ambassador

publication year
2010 to date

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The Earth in Space Teachers’ Guide (Ages 5-7)

This resource is from the early 1990s but contains some good ideas for discussion and activities

publication year
1990 - 1999

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Exploring Space

Produced by Richard Garriott during his visit to the International Space Station, look at some of the more unusual questions and areas involved in the exploration of space. The video clips look at: • Do watches work in space? • Design a mission patch • Does mould grow in space? • Useful items on the ISS • Radio signals in space

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Sky and Space

This resource is from the 1980s but has a plethora of ideas for activities

publication year
1980 - 1989

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The Earth in Space Teachers’ Guide (Ages 7-12)

This resource is from the early 1990s but contains some good ideas for discussion and activities. There are also some diagrams which outline cross-curricular links.

publication year
1990 - 1999

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Gravity and Light Traffic Lights

The kids use traffic lights to explore some of the ideas and misconceptions associated with gravity and space

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Earth and space: space presenters

Produced by the Hamilton Trust, these resources give details of six lessons on space. This includes lesson plans, practical activities and all student materials. Students find facts about the Sun, Moon and Earth. They develop an understanding of day and night, the four seasons and the Moon’s phases. The Sun and planets making up our Solar System are investigated, along with the other stars in their constellations.

publication year
2010 to date

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