World Space Week - Teaching Resources
World Space Week, 4-10 October annually, is a chance to explore our 'out of this world' space-themed resources for primary and secondary schools.
The 2021 theme was Women in Space.
You might also use these resources to celebrate Mars Day, which takes place on 14 March 2022.
Below you will find resources suitable for both primary and secondary schools, from KS1 to GCSE in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and First Level to Higher in Scotland.
You can also watch an epic interactive lesson which was designed to get pupils aged 7-11 starry eyed for World Space Week 2021. We inspired budding astronomers as we linked up with world famous physicist Brian Cox, and Grace Webb from Grace’s Amazing Machines was joined by scientist Greg Foot for an epic space experiment, where we discovered how the Moon got its craters by creating a miniature comet in the studio. Click or tap here to watch the lesson again and access free supporting resources.
Internal learning-related resources:
- Newsround - The giant 'bubbles' found floating in space
- Newsround - Earth from space
- Newsround - Have you got what it takes to be an astronaut?
- Newsround - What's it like to be an astronaut?
- Newsround - Christina Koch: Five cool things about the record-breaking astronaut
- Newsround - Nasa could use astronaut wee to build bases on the Moon
- Newsround - Female astronauts hope to be an 'inspiration to do something great'
- Newsround - Tim Peake answers your questions
- Newsround - Nasa Quiz: True or false?
- Newsround - Jupiter's Great Red Spot super-storm is dying
- Newsround - Mercury: How to spot the planet in the night sky in February
- Newsround - Is there life on Venus?
- Newsround - How was the Earth made?
- Newsround - Apollo 11 Moon landing: Everything you need to know
- Newsround - Solar System facts - facts about the Sun
- Newsround - Pictures: Take a trip through our Solar System
- Newsound - Solar Orbiter: What is it and and what's so special about it?
External learning-related websites:
- Exploring Mars - The European Space Education Resource Office's Mars-themed website, where students can discover more about Mars and and the space missions that the UK is working on.
- Careers in space - A site from the European Space Education Resource Office about careers in the space industry and how people use science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills in their everyday lives.