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)

Inspiring resource in the eLibrary

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

BIS Space History conference

England (South East)

24. 07. 14 - 26. 07. 14

Recording the Past – Debating the Present – Inspiring the Future The British Interplanetary Society Space History Conference at Charterhouse will have a varied programme reflecting on Space Exploration, Launcher technology, Space Science,…

The latest news articles

British astronaut Tim Peake has named his mission into space after a book by Sir Isaac Newton

18. 07. 14

The name he chose - Principia - refers to Newton's book of mathematical principles Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica. The book set out the laws of motion and gravity more than 300 years ago. More than 4,000 people replied to the…

What’s on the menu for British ESA astronaut Tim Peake? UK Space Agency reveals winners of the Great British Space Dinner

18. 07. 14

During his 6 month mission to the ISS, British ESA astronaut Tim Peake will be tucking into a unique British-inspired menu, thanks to the creative input of UK students who have won the UK Space Agency’s ‘Great British Space Dinner’ competition. Tim’s…

Government paves way for UK spaceport

16. 07. 14

The UK’s bid to become Europe’s leading space nation has taken a leap forward as government reveals the 8 locations now under consideration to base Britain’s first spaceport. Speaking at Farnborough Air Show’s ‘Space Day’,…

Successful launch for UK space missions

14. 07. 14

On 8th July, a Soyuz rocket successfully launched two UK built cubesats: UKube-1 and TechDemoSat-1. Cubesats are small satellites – normally about the size of a fridge – packed with scientific instruments. UKube-1 is the UK Space Agency’s…

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