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Asteroids and Comets

In this Teaching Astronomy and Space video, from the Institute of Physics (IOP), Teachers TV and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), astronomer Jay Tate reveals the risks and dangers of an asteroid collision with the Earth.

Jay explains how our understanding of orbits allows us to track...

Assembly: Space Exploration

This assembly resource, from the Association for Science Education (ASE), focuses on whether we need to explore space at all, particularly in view of the vast cost involved. This material is part of the SYCD: Science Year Is There Life? collection.

The aim of the assembly series is to make students more...

Ashton Community Science College

This resource focuses on the activities that Ashton School used as part of the Mission X – Train Like An Astronaut programme, developed by NASA and run by the UK Space Agency, in the UK. The physical activities undertaken are...

Are We Alone?

It really is a small worldWe live in a global network of diverse communities, sharing resources, ideas and technology. As a species, we have always looked to the sky and asked ‘are we alone?’

A sample of oneSo are we alone? The simple answer is ‘yes’. Right now, we are alone. Despite all our searching and...

Are Airships Making a Comeback?

This Catalyst article investigates whether airships are making a comeback. The Airlander is an airship which can be used for transporting heavy loads over long distances.

The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2014, Volume 25, Issue 3.

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Apollo 1 Fire - the Aftermath

This historic footage, from Footagevault, was recorded at the top of the Apollo 1 rocket stack shortly after the fire which claimed the lives of the first Apollo astronauts. The film shows how ferociously things burn in a high pressure pure oxygen environment. The engineers running this Apollo test procedure had...

Antimatter - Matter's Hidden Shadow

This poster looks at the nature of antimatter. One side of the poster discusses Dirac’s prediction and the subsequent discovery of antimatter, in the form of the positron. The difficulty of the storage of antimatter is explained and the use of positrons in medical imaging (PET scanners) is described. The other side...

Anna Hogg - Glaciologist

Anna works at the University of Leeds.  She uses satellite data to look at glaciers at the poles of the Earth.  She uses optical and radar data to track ice movement.  She explains how she went to Greenland and Antarctica for field trips to obtain more data for her research.  Anna explains how we need to study ice...

Animals in Space

Produced by Understanding Animal Research, this resource looks at how animals have a central part to play in all sorts of research, not just in the development of drugs. 

This activity illustrates how animals have contributed to space programmes and encourages students to consider the ethical implications of...

An ESO Astronomer's Day

Produced by the European Southern Observatory, this video shows what it is like to be an astronomer. In this video, we go behind the scenes at ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile to illustrate what a day in the life of an ESO staff astronomer is like.

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