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The Ingredients for Life: on Earth and in Space

On the International Space Station many of the Earth’s environmental support systems have already been engineered. Examining how some of these key technologies work, allows us to understand the vital ingredients that make Earth such an ideal place to live. In the video 'Ingredients for Life: On Earth and in Space...

Mission 4: Space Robotics

This DVD lesson from ESA takes a look at aspects of robotics in novel environments which compliment the traditional laboratory or classroom environment. Practical demonstrations performed in space and on Earth introduce and explain several aspects of robotics, specifically robotic movement mechanics, sensors,...

Mission 3: Space Matters

This programme from ESA switches between scenes filmed in space and on Earth to demonstrate basic scientific principles in ways that children can relate to. Filmed during the Eneide Mission in 2005, ESA astronaut Roberto Vittori and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev are shown investigating the nature of matter...

Mission 2: Body Space

The ESA DVD has been developed with the support and input from experts, teachers and their pupils from across Europe. Scenes for ISS DVD Lesson 2 were filmed during the DELTA Mission (2004) of Dutch ESA astronaut André Kuipers. The video looks at the effects of a weightless environment on the human body: how our...

Mission 1: Newton in Space

Produced with the input of experts and teachers, this 17-minute video from ESA illustrates how simple experiments, in space and on Earth, can be used to investigate Newton's three laws of motion. The video also examines the difference between mass and weight. The video uses demonstrations from two astronauts on...

Feeding Our Future - Nutrition on Earth and in Space

Feeding our Future – Nutrition on Earth and in Space, from ESA, examines food as a vital part of life on Earth and in space. It shows why we need food in the first place and what it represents in our culture and daily living.

The video illustrates how our bodies process food as a source of energy and...

Things That Use Electricity

Produced by Teachers TV, this short video is part of the Lesson Planning Pack series. It encourages primary school children to think about the items in a house that use electricity. It can be used as a lesson starter to stimulate thought and discussion about electricity in the household. Heather is late for work...

The Hammer and the Feather on the Moon

This classic Apollo 15 clip, from Footagevault, demonstrates that the mass of an object does not affect the time it takes to fall when dropped in a vacuum. The clip could be used in Key Stage Three and Four lessons on forces.

Astronauts Leaping on the Moon

This footage, from Footagevault, documents the locomotion of humans on the moon under reduced gravity conditions. It can be used with Key Stage Three and Four students to start discussions about forces. This clip shows Apollo 17 astronaut Gene Cernan leaping towards the camera with great big kangaroo hops.

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Sulphur in Biology

Produced in 1978 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet considers the role of the element sulphur (sulfur) in living organisms.

It looks at some fundamental questions relating to the element:
* Why is sulphur essential for organisms?
* What forms of...

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