Space for All grant summaries 2010
Space for All 2010/2011 summaries
A range of co-ordinated education outreach activities linked to Astruim’s Bridget Mars rover’s field trials and based on the real life educational aspects of the trail. The aims include encouraging children to take up STEM subjects and to engage with the public to generate interest in space.
Not Just Rocket Science
A one day space based event which will be open to the local community, parents and students. Includes practical workshops, presentations and information relating to STEM subjects, giving a taste of what the space industry has to offer and promoting STEM careers.
Rockets for Yuri
This project focuses on facilitating pupils to launch their own rockets in two tranches, one of which will be led by teachers and the other by parents, through compiling and distributing launch manuals. The project focuses on two of YuriGagarin50’s aims in engaging and exciting the general public with space, using Gagarin’s flight as the catalyst, and also encouraging young people to study STEM subjects.
Touching the Edge of Space
The project will provide guidance, support and equipment to teachers to roll out high altitude experiments in schools across the UK, with a view to engaging the next generation of space scientists and engineers. This will be achieved by compiling a manual outlining the development and launching of a high altitude experiment and creating high altitude experiments to loan to schools.
UK Space Settlement Design Competition
This grant will enable the UK Space Settlement Design competition to be held for the third year running. It is open to schools across the UK. 160 students will be selected to participate and the UK winners will then participate in the International Space Settlement Design Competition at NASA. The aims of this competition include bringing space science, engineering and communication skills to students in an exciting way.
Space School UK 2011
This grant will contribute towards the running of a residential Summer Space School, on two consecutive weeks, for 13-15 year olds and 16-18 year olds. It is the longest standing student outreach programme and it is based on Space Exploration. The aim of the programme is to increase interest in science and technology and raise the aspirations of young people by exposure to the challenges and excitement of space exploration.
Multi Media Digital Assets for ESERO UK
This project will create appropriate tools for making use of multimedia resources for space education, by using qualified teachers to conduct final stage ‘educational filtering’ and curriculum meta-tagging of clips for the STEM Elibrary, working in conjunction with ESERO UK.
Space Tourism Teacher Pack
The teacher resource pack will provide information on key developments in space tourism and link these with key curriculum subjects including STEM subjects. The packs will be rolled out to teachers on a nationwide scale.
The aim of this project is to raise awareness of the UK space industry and routes to working in this field, whilst encouraging students to continue in science and maths studies at GCSE, A level and degree level. These aims will be achieved through a national science writing and graphic design competition, which was launched by The Metro in December 2010.