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STEM Ambassadors classroom activities collection

A collection of activities and ideas for STEM  Ambassadors to use  in a classroom setting.

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Bee-Bots Basics

This introduction to using the small programmable robot, the BeeBot, introduces children to creating simple programs. They learn the importance of sequences of accurate instructions, and test their sequences out using a 'fakebot' or paper-robot. Children are encouraged to debug and develop their sequences before...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Tim Peake Project Activities

This collection supports the Tim Peake Primary Project, containing resources which link to many aspects of the curriculum and to Tim Peake's mission to the International Space Station. Including background information, key subject knowledge and activities for use in the classroom, they offer a range of...

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Code your own space adventure

 

Choose your mission and follow Major Kate on her mission to save Planet Zyskinar in this 'code your own' adventure! From drawing characters to animating plot lines and creating games, you...

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2017

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