Space resources To inspire and engage young people in STEM subjects

Using space to enhance and support Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning in the UK

Rosetta swings by Mars (Credits: ESA, image by AOES Medialab)

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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

NETPark: an audience with Michael Foale, NASA astronaut

England (North East)

07. 05. 14

NETPark is delighted to welcome a NASA astronaut back to County Durham. Michael Foale CBE, PhD is a British-American astrophysicist and former NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of six space shuttle missions and extended stays on both Mir and the International…

Space as a Context for Teaching Science - The Gaia Spacecraft Mission to Map the Milky Way

England (South East)

06. 06. 14

Venue: Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QX Learn from the scientists and engineers involved in one of the most important space missions to be launched this decade. Take part in a series of practical activities that will…

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MISSION X: International Closing Event

23. 04. 14

The Euro Space Center, the European Space Agency and the NASA invite participants to join them for a special event to celebrate the International Closing Event for Mission X 2014 in Belgium on the 19 to 22 June 2014. The International Closing Event…

ESERO-UK Space Conference - the Primary Frontier

23. 04. 14

The UK Space Education Office (ESERO-UK) is holding a free conference on 1 July 2014 which is ideal for primary teachers and teaching assistants who are interested in using space as a exciting context for learning. The conference will introduce Tim Peake’s…

Watching our Earth from space

28. 03. 14

Sunday 23 March was Read the latest blog from Tom Lyons, ESERO-UK Teacher Fellow.

Coronas, cupcakes and creative science: Eastlea students launch free iBook at the Science Museum

25. 03. 14

Teenagers from Eastlea Community School launched ‘A Big Ball of Fire’ – a free iBook at a high profile event hosted by the Science Museum on 7 March 2014. The launch took place during the Beyond Earth festival and coincided with National…

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