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Making Music with the NXT

This sample, taken from a teacher guide, makes use of Lego NXT programmable kits to create musical instruments. Controllable devices are built that can ‘play’ percussion instruments such as a xylophone and a drum; other ideas include making a trumpet using NXT touch sensors for buttons, or controlling tone using...

Watching a Glacier (7-11)

This activity uses satellite images of the Earth to show how a glacier has changed over almost three decades. Children are asked to measure the glacier to find out how much it has changed in size and to compare false-colour images to suggest how this helps us find out more about environmental change. This resource...

From the Ground and From the Sky

This activity introduces the idea of remote observation by asking children to match photographs such as lakes, mountains and cities taken from the ground with early astronaut photographs. Children then compare the images from the ground with the astronaut picture of the same place. This activity is also suitable...

Mission X: train like an astronaut

Mission X is supported by the UK Space Agency, ESA and NASA. It is a free education programme developed by NASA scientists and fitness professional working with astronaut and space agencies across the world. Mission X uses the excitement of space exploration to inspire students to learn more about nutrition,...

What's In My Tray? From Gratnells Learning Rooms

What's In My Tray? is a collection of free practical resources from Gratnells Learning Rooms covering science, outdoor learning, STEM and more.

The What's In My Tray? actviities support and enable curriculum-based practical work both inside and outside of the classroom.

To access more then 100 free...

Planet you go, Gravity you find (English)

Do arm exercises with balls of different weights as if you are in different gravitational conditions. Use medicine balls to strengthen your arms and torso muscles and improve your co-ordination. See how your strength improves over time.

Agility Astro-Course (English)

Complete an agility course to improve movement skills, co-ordination, and speed. Record your speed and see if you can get faster with practise.

Space Rock-n-roll (English)

Perform somersaults on a mat. Then perform more advance somersaults through a hula hoop. See how many somersaults you can complete. Remember to do the exercise well rather than fast.

Base Station Walkback (English)

Aim to increase your walking distance to 6.2 miles, or 10 km the equivalent of the NASA Base Station Walk-Back limit. Try skipping, cycling or running instead. How far can you cycle and still comfortably get back to base? How far did you walk, cycle, skip or run?

Peake Lift Off

Why not add space-style burpees to your astronaut training programmes? In Peake Lift off you will perform a burpee, an activity that is designed to promote a combination of muscular strength, agility, coordination and endurance. The burpee blends together squats, pushups, and jumping in the air!

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