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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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Rosetta and Comets

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Principia mission - maths in space

On December 15th 2015 European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake launched on the six month Principia mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Principia was named after Isaac Newton’s Naturalis Principia Mathematica, describing the principal laws of motion and gravity.The education and inspiration of young...
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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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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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International Space Station (ISS) Education Kit - Primary

The ISS Education Kit, from ESA, is a resource for teachers with ideas on how to use the International Space Station as a thematic frame for teaching a wide variety of topics that are part of European curricula.The A4-sized binder contains four chapters devoted to explaining various aspects of life in space and what...
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Great British Space Food

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Is There Anyone Out There?

This resource was funded by the UK Space Agency and developed by ESERO-UK and CIEC Promoting Science. It is based upon the quest to discover more about the solar system through space projects such as the European Space Agency’s Aurora programme, and NASA’s Curiosity mission seeking to gather evidence of life on the...
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Wave terminology -wavelength, period, amplitude and phase difference

This video uses a jelly baby wave machine to introduce the motional properties of progressive and standing waves and to introduce key terminology.A displacement – distance graph is used to define wavelength (λ) and the phase of a wave.  A complete wave cycle is 360⁰ and from this the position of a particle along...
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Resolving vectors

This video explains how horizontal (x) and vertical (y) components of a vector (resultant) can be obtained by constructing a right-angled triangle and using trigonometry.  Two examples are given.1. A plane flying N-E (60⁰ from north) at 50m/s.The horizontal component = 50cos30⁰The vertical component = 50sin30⁰2....
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