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Forces - Rocket Launch

This starter clip from Teachers TV demonstrates how much air pressure is needed to move objects of varying size. Scientist Dr Mark Biddiss constructs a makeshift launch pad, watched by children from Orion Primary School in north London. The air volumes are changed to project small, medium-sized and large bottles...

Food Texture

As part of the The Great British Space Dinner competition, celebrity chef, Heston Blumenthal, asks children to think about textures of food when they design their meal for astronaut Tim Peake to eat on the International Space Station. He suggests experimenting and mixing textures together to give the best...

Earth in Space 2

This video, from Teachers TV, shows a combined Years Five and Six class at Ponsbourne St Mary's Primary School, in Hertfordshire, continue their learning about the Earth in Space. Teacher Adrienne Bullen takes the children to the Science Learning Centre, at the University of Hertfordshire, where the children are...

Earth in Space 1

From Teachers TV, this video illustrates how combined Years Five and Six class teacher Adrienne Bullen tackles the challenging and exciting topic of the Earth in Space. Adrienne is keen to make science fun and inspiring and uses a carousel of activities for the children. By recording how shadows change on the...

Earth and Weather

The Ginn Science level five students’ book Earth and Weather was written for students in Year Five (Primary Six) aged 9 to 10 years, and published in 1990. It relates to the content strand Earth and space. With the help of full colour illustrations it provides information about the Earth's orbit around the sun, the...

Earth and Space

This short film follows Brendan Owens, as he hosts a workshop at the Royal Observatory with a group of schoolchildren to teach them about Earth and Space. He puts right common misconceptions about the moon, and gives his top tips on teaching Earth and Space. Using his rotating model, he brings the orbit of the...

Earth and Solar System

The Ginn Science topic book Earth and Solar System for students aged 10 and 11 was published in 1991. It is in two main parts. The first part discusses what is known about how the Earth and the life on it has changed, using information from fossil records and study of rocks. The second part concerns space and what...

Dinner Party in Space

As part of the The Great British Space Dinner competition, celebrity chef, Heston Blumenthal, asks us the question, “Can you have a dinner party in space?”. Heston explains that, in the weightless environment on the International Space Station, you cannot have foods that can float around and get into people eyes...

Curiosity's Seven Minutes of Terror

In August 2012, an unmanned rover touched down on the surface of Mars. NASA's Curiosity Rover was sent to take measurements of the atmosphere and martian terrain in an effort to understand more about the history of Mars and whether the planet ever sustained life. This video shows an animation of the incredible...

Cows in Space

As part of the The Great British Space Dinner competition, celebrity chef, Heston Blumenthal, asks us the question, “Can you take cows into space?”. Heston explains how the weightless environment can cause loss of bone mass, and so calcium will be important in an astronaut’s diet. Heston suggests that a cow in...

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