Investigate opportunities to link space exploration and space missions with your lessons to excite and inspire your pupils.
Develop lesson plans that involve working scientifically, using space as a context.
Explain using models, some of the scientific concepts and ideas involved in space exploration.
The thrill of space exploration is an exciting context for teaching the primary curriculum.
On this course, you’ll learn how to use examples from space exploration to teach science and technology in school, and discover hands-on activities for your pupils to enjoy.
You’ll address common misconceptions about space, and explore current and future space missions.
As you explore the solar system and beyond, you’ll learn effective ways to engage pupils in science and wider STEM activities, and build a curriculum plan using the context of space exploration to support your pupils’ learning.
engage children in working scientifically
learn about current and future space missions and how they can be linked to the curriculum
investigate forces and mechanisms in robotics
explore practical activities based upon the search for exoplanets
explore careers in space research and industry
find out about how we can explore space using telescopes
This course is for primary teachers of children aged 5-11 years. The course is aligned to the English National Curriculum, but teachers of other curricula will be able to explore how the topic of space exploration supports your pupil’s learning.