European Space Agency Resources – Secondary

This collection contains a whole range of resources derived from ESA (European Space Agency) research. Many activities can be carried out as stand-alone lessons or mini projects in a STEM Club setting, as well as longer term student research projects ideal for EPQ purposes. There are many...

European Space Agency Resources – Primary

The European Space Agency have provided a range of purposeful and engaging activities to support learners across the Primary stage. These activities cover the Science, Maths, Design Technology, Computing and Topic curriculums through activities linked to life on Earth, our atmosphere and solar...

The Mathematics of Satellite Design

What do you have to consider when designing satellites? And what mathematics is involved?

This collection of resources aims to help students discover the answers to these questions and more. Each resource contains a range of student activities and teacher guidance, covering content most...

ExoMars collection

This collection of resources support learning about STEM subjects using the context of exploring Mars. Using the context of the ExoMars mission, activities link to areas of the curriculum including: science, D&T and computing. There are...

Mission to the Moon

This collection of practical activities, investigations and games is all based on current lunar research. It supports many aspects of working scientifically and links to area of the curriculum including: earth and space, light and shadows, forces, materials, changes of state and rocks and soils...

How to Plan and Run Your Own Space Week

This guide  supports primary schools in planning and running their own Space Week, providing a wealth of ideas for activities for children in EYFS and primary schools as well as links to many high-quality resources to support teachers in planning a week of engaging learning experiences for their...

James Webb Space Telescope - Secondary Resources

This collection of resources has been written for design technology teachers to use primarily as part of the curriculum in lower secondary schools.  The resources also include a guide to the James Webb Space Telescope , written for teachers and STEM Ambassadors.

All activities include...

James Webb Space Telescope - Primary Resources

The James Webb Space Telescope will make observations of distant stars and planets. It is due to be launched on an Ariane 5 rocket in 2021 from French Guiana. It is a highly technical design...

Paxi animations

This collection of short animations introduce us to Paxi, the alien explorer and European Space Agency mascot. Paxi introduces himself, then explores the Solar System, investigates comets and looks at how scientists aim to find out if there is evidence for life on Mars. These animations are a...

Latest resources

The Royal Observatory Greenwich is the home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian of the World. These resources, designed for students aged from seven years up to post-16, contain astronomy based practical activities linked to the curriculum at each key stage.

  • Key stage 2 activities include...

The Royal Observatory Greenwich is the home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian of the World.

They have created a range of resources to help with lesson planning. Many of these resources have a mix of...

Calculating where Space begins?

This resource, from the Royal Observatory Greenwich, begins with a video that names and describes some the different layers of the atmosphere, with the aim of explaining where the ...

What did the early Universe look like?

This resource, from the Royal Observatory Greenwich, looks at what information we can gather by viewing (but not visiting) different parts of the universe. 

The...

Nuclear Fusion in Stars

This resource, from the Royal Observatory Greenwich, has a video that introduces the evolution on the universe beginning at the Big Bang, but it also has a worksheet that explores how mass loss through nuclear fusion can explain the prodigious ...

The Royal Observatory Greenwich is the home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian of the World.

They have created a range of resources to help with lesson planning. Many of these resources have a mix of...

The Royal Observatory Greenwich is the home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian of the World.

They have created a range of resources to help with lesson planning. Many of these resources have a mix of...

Star and the H-R Diagram

This resource, from the Royal Observatory Greenwich, is a beautifully animated video giving a short overview of the life cycle of stars, but crucially how, from Earth, we can observe the different phases of star evolution by plotting all the...

What is gravity and how is it calculated?

This resource, from the Royal Observatory Greenwich, introduces students to how our understanding of gravity has changed over time, and what this means for the gravitational field strength of different bodies in our galaxy.

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The History of the Universe

This resource, from the Royal Observatory Greenwich, introduces the age of the current universe and what its final fate may be.

The video answers some questions...

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