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ESERO-UK collection

The resources in this collection bring together materials from ESA and other providers to use space as an engaging context for teaching and learning in STEM subjects.


Tim Peake space resources and inspiration

Find out how your school can get involved and be inspired by Tim Peake’s mission to the International Space Station. Access packages of space-themed resources for use with pupils from age 5 to post-16.

What's on Space education events

Physics for non-specialists CPD

England (Midlands)

03. 06. 15

The National Space Academy offers a number of hands on CPD sessions for teachers of KS3 and KS4 physics who may not be physics specialists themselves. With inspiring activities and the physics knowledge behind them, this CPD will equip you with everything…

Space as a context for teaching science: the EarthCARE mission (part 1)

Nationwide, England (South East), England (North East)

07. 06. 15 - 09. 06. 15

The EarthCARE mission aim is to study the role that clouds and aerosols play in reflecting solar radiation back into space and in trapping infrared radiation emitted from the Earth's surface. These are currently the largest uncertainties in weather,…

The latest news articles

Rocket Science lifts off!

18. 05. 15

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Campaign for School Gardening has partnered with the UK Space Agency to embark on an innovative educational project, to be launched at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show (19 – 23 May 2015). The project, Rocket Science,…

Applications for the UK CanSat Competition 2015/16 are now open!

07. 05. 15

Now in its third year, the UK CanSat Competition involves groups of students engaging on a sixth month STEM project to build, test and fly electronics inside a tin can. The finals of the competition are held at the National STEM Centre, in March…

Winner of primary Astro Pi competition announced

29. 04. 15

Astronaut secondary competition is still open and primary students, even if they haven’t already entered the primary category, can submit coding in the youngest age bracket of this competition.

ESERO-UK Tim Peake Grant Scheme

23. 04. 15

ESERO-UK with funding from the UK Space Agency will have grants of between £500 and £1000 available for primary and secondary schools to apply for. The money should be used for innovative projects to celebrate British ESA astronaut Tim Peake’s…

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Careers in Space

Looking for a career in space? Search up-to-date careers information from across the web in the teacher support section of the website.

UK Space Industry

Further information is also available on the UK Space Agency website.