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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.


Leading Space Education Programme

These resources have been written by teachers from some of the Leading Space schools, funded by the Science and Technologies Facilities Council. Read this report that showcases the work of this programme.

What's on Space education events

Twilight Rosetta Mission CPD

Nationwide, England (South East)

03. 02. 15

Norwich High School for Girls, Norwich, Norfolk The Science Technology Facilities Council (STFC) have called upon the expertise of the National Space Academy to share the science of the Rosetta Mission with teachers across the UK. Our twilight CPD…

Thermal physics twilight CPD

England (Midlands)

05. 02. 15

This series of six twilight sessions has been designed in response to teachers who wish to explore even more 'space related' strategies for teaching GCSE physics. Each session will focus on different areas of the physics curriculum. Teachers…

The latest news articles

Mission X 2015 takes off and UK CanSat 2015 is soon on the runway

30. 01. 15

Over 15000 UK students and teachers are about to embark on the hugely popular science, education and fitness programme, UK CanSat Competition. The CREST Gold Award accredited competition, now in its second year, involves students putting electronics…

See lightning strike from space

29. 01. 15

ESA have captured this fascinating timelapse video of lightning strikes on earth as the International Space Station (ISS) passes by overhead at 28 800 km/h.

Space robotics competition

28. 01. 15

A space robotics competition is now open to school students. The aim is to design a robot that can move cargo from one end of an International Space Station (ISS) mock-up to another. The competition is open to any school student aged between 11 and 19…

Using robots and solar eclipses to inspire your primary class

27. 01. 15

Tom Lyons, ESERO-UK Teacher Fellow, has written a blog for the National Science Learning Network. This month he's looking at how the topic of space can engage primary children in a huge range of subjects, from robots to solar eclipses; astroliteracy…

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UK Space Industry

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