Leading UK space organisations have joined forces with British ESA Astronaut Tim Peake and Raspberry Pi to offer students a chance to devise and code their own apps or experiment to run in space. Two Raspberry Pi computers are planned to be flown to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of Tim’s six month mission and both will be connected to a new “Astro Pi” board, loaded with a host of sensors and gadgets.
This collection of teacher guides and resources, for primary and secondary schools and beyond, assists the teaching of background knowledge that will help entrants to be creative and solve real-world problems.
The lesson plans can also be used outside of the AstroPi competition to enhance the teaching of space and related topics.
This resource supports the Astro-Pi competition www.astro-pi.org