World Space Week - Teaching Resources
World Space Week, October 4-10 annually, is a chance to explore our 'out of this world' primary and secondary space-themed classroom resources.
The 2019 theme is 'The Moon: Gateway to the Stars.'
Below you will find resources suitable for both primary and secondary, from KS1 to GCSE in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and First Level to Higher in Scotland.
Neil Armstrong's historic voyage to the Moon is explored in this short animated film for primary pupils.
The Work of Nicolaus Copernicus
This vlog-style video introduces the work of Nicolaus Copernicus, and the scientific discoveries he made about the solar system.
Super Movers Science Collection
Get up and moving with active learning direct from the TARDIS. Covering the Solar System and Light.
School Radio - Space Songs
A collection of space-themed songs, including songs suitable for celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11. These songs are accompanied by teacher notes, with information about each song and guidance on achieving the best possible performance of them.
Physics with Tim Peake
Astronaut Tim Peake introduces some handpicked physics clips from the BBC archive for use in the classroom.
The Science of a Space Dive
A series of short films that look at the challenges faced by scientists, engineers and doctors ahead of Felix Baumgartner's record-breaking and historic skydive in 2012.
Space Science Bites
In this series of short films, Jon Chase brings alive the subject of space science with fun and engaging demonstrations.
The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures - How to Survive in Space
From the historic Royal Institution, space doctor Kevin Fong takes us on a ride from launch to orbit and the cosmos beyond for the annual children's Christmas Lectures.
micro:bit: Mission to Mars - Live Lesson
Investigate how computer science can be used to aid man's exploration of space in this lesson for 11-13-year-olds.
Could I live on another planet?
A 60-second animation that explores the depths of the universe to discover if there are any planets capable of sustaining life.
Do you have what it takes to be an astronaut?
Try interactive challenges similar to those astronaut Tim Peake had to overcome and find out whether you have the right stuff to become an astronaut.
Did comets kick start life on Earth?
Life, as we know it, cannot exist without water and organic molecules – the building blocks for all living creatures. Find out if comets brought these to Earth.
Pluto: What are NASA’s five big discoveries so far?
NASA's deep space probe 'New Horizons' has discovered five big things about the little-understood Pluto. What are they?
Discover the secrets and stories of Apollo 11
Discover just how close the first Moon landing came to complete disaster with this timeline of the Apollo 11 mission, and meet the people whose bravery and quick thinking saved the day.