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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...

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...

Apollo scene setting

This lesson sets the scene for the study of the Lunar Discs, and gets students to think about the contexts and history leading to the collection of the Lunar samples in the loan boxes. By considering the events of the space race, role playing taking a moonwalk, and considering the actions of the astronauts,...

Life and Death of Stars

Starting with the Sun, this resource gives a general introduction through the idea of stars being born, growing old and ending their days in various spectacular ways. The presentation looks at the Sun, the birth of stars in hydrogen gas, nebulae, large and small stars, the death of stars as supernovae, red...

Ginn Science: Year Two Resource File

Ginn Science Year Two Resource File for teachers was first published in 1988 and revised in 1995 to accommodate the 1995 National Curriculum in England and Wales. The revised file, of over 200 pages, contains full instructions for use of the materials provided to support science throughout Year Two in England or...

A Beginner's Guide to the Universe

This resource provides a general introduction to the Universe starting with the solar system and ending with the way that galaxies are arranged in patterns, the large scale structure of the Universe. The presentation is light on facts, however it aims to introduce general concepts and give a sense of scale to the...

A Beginner's Guide to Cosmology

This resource gives a general introduction to cosmology; the branch of science that studies the Universe and attempts to explain how it came to be, why it is like it is today and how it will change in the future. The presentation concentrates on the Big Bang theory of the evolution of the Universe and...

Eggnaut

In this resource from ESA, students' mission is to design and build a vehicle that will protect their Eggnaut from the perils of re-entry from space. The objective is to have your Eggnaut survive the fall without a crack. The project can be adpated for either primary or secondary students. The resource was produced...

What is engineering?

This resource provides an introduction to engineering for primary children. It can be used for a whole school assembly with follow-on inquiry work, or with one class, and would be suitable for working with a STEM Ambassador.  The resource aims to break down preconceptions about engineering, looks at what...

Born to Engineer - Angelo Grubisic

This video shows Angelo Grubisic, an aerospace engineer who combines his love of wingsuit BASE jumping with his engineering knowledge to develop the world's most scientifically engineered wingsuit.

"Angelo is developing the world’s most scientifically engineered wingsuit, capable of smashing records. For...

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