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Astro Pi Worksheet

This simple worksheet explains the inputs, sensors and outputs on the Astro Pi board. It contains a section for students to fill in with their ideas and a description of what they would use the Astro Pi for on the International Space Station.
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Life in a Can

A cross-curricular resource for primary and lower secondary schools that investigates life and how it can be maintained in the harsh atmosphere of space.The engineers and scientists who built the International Space Station are faced with huge challenges - everything needed to keep astronauts alive must be flown up to...
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2010 to date

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Stay Sharp

This cross-curricular resource for primary schools looks at reaction-time for astronauts and distances travelled by the International Space Station in that time.Children learn about the body and how nerves allow us to respond to events. They develop systems for measuring reaction times using everyday equipment and...
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The World's Biggest Shadow

This teacher resource, part of the AstroPi project with UK Space Agency and Raspberry Pi Foundation, investigates sunlight and shadows in a space context. It is suitable for children in primary school.The sequence of activities is linked to other resources in the eLibrary, starting from basic ideas about light and...
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2010 to date

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Where Would You Photograph? (7-11)

In this activity children take on the role of Earth observation scientists submitting a request for an image they would like for their research. This gives them the opportunity to consider the possibilities of pictures taken from orbit (and the limitations) and to write scientifically for a specific audience. It can...
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2010 to date

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Rosetta - primary resource book

The Rosetta spacecraft was sent on a mission to comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Part of its mission was to deploy a lander, Philae, on the surface of the comet. This resource is also downloadable in the Welsh Language.The resource contains seven activities themed around the mission:The Planets  Using...
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2010 to date

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An Early Start to Energy

This book in the Early Start series, published in 1992, concerns the concept of energy, a difficult one for young children. The book enables children to gather the experiences needed in the early years to help the later grasp of the concept. The activities in this book cover the energy components of the National...
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1990 - 1999

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An Early Start to Earth and Space

This book, published in 1993, was the last in the Early Start series of activities for children aged five to eight. It covers those parts of the National Curriculum Science Programme that are not covered in the other books in the series. It is particularly concerned with water, the atmosphere and the structure of the...
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1990 - 1999

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Rosetta in the Primary Classroom

After a ten-year journey through deep space, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft  become the first spacecraft to rendezvous with a comet. These activities are designed to help children from ages 4 - 11 learn more about our Solar System and beyond, generate enthusiasm for science and perhaps give...
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2010 to date

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Hamilton Trust: year one science

This collection of resources have been produced by Hamilton Trust to support science in Year 1. They are split into 6 blocks of 6 sessions, each of which can be completed within a half-term. The materials are designed to encourage a practical approach to primary science and includes key skills and ways of working...
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2000 - 2009

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