Resources

We've worked with many organisations, scientists and teachers to develop educational resources and activities. Thanks to funding and the people we have worked with, many of these are free to use in school, youth groups and at home. 

These resources cover tricky topics and curriculum subjects for biology, chemistry, physics and maths. 

You'll find information on some of the projects we've worked on below, as well as a link to our YouTube channel where you can watch many of the videos we've worked on. 

National Space Academy YouTube channel


 

Barycentric balls in space

The National Space Academy was asked by colleagues at ESA (European Space Agency) to develop a demonstration for ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, taking part in Expedition 42/43.  The video links in with classroom physics by discussing the centre of mass of two objects and relates Sam's demonstration to large scale examples such as the Earth and Moon system.

 

ESA teach with space

We worked with ESA (European Space Agency) and the European Space Education Resources Office (ESERO) to develop a series of videos that use space as the entry point to run STEM lessons during school hours. 

See the ESA teach with space videos

Astro Academy: Principia 

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From December 2015 until May 2016 the first British astronaut, Tim Peake, lived and worked on the International Space Station (ISS) as part of Expedition 46/47. His mission, called Principia, included work on a wide variety of education projects alongside his day-to-day work for ESA and in collaboration with other space agencies on the ISS. 

We designed and built a set of kit for a series of simple demonstrations that Tim conducted and filmed whilst on the ISS. They show fundamental aspects of physics and chemistry; comparing results in micro-gravity with those in classrooms on Earth for the project Astro Academy: Principia.


See more about Astro Academy: Principia

If you have an idea for some resources for 11- 19 year olds and their teachers which you'd like to collaborate on, get in touch. We're always looking for interesting ways to tackle the science curricula and inspire more young people to persue the STEM subjects!