How to survive in space - Teaching resources

The Royal Insitution have produced free inspiring teaching resources based on their popular 2015 Christmas Lecture “How to survive in space”

Ages:

  • 7-11
  • 11-14
  • 14-16

The Royal Insitution have produced free inspiring teaching resources suitable for primary and secondary school children, based on their popular 2015 Christmas Lecture, How to survive in space.

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For primary schools Lift Off! talks about a rocket launch and the team it takes to send a rocket to space. Life in Orbit explains what needs to be done to stay alive in space. The next frontier focuses on the challenge posed by extremely long space journeys, and how to provide enough food and water to keep astronauts going.

For secondary schools, the lessons enchance chemistry, physics and biology lessons. Rocket fuel talks about combustion, carbon chains, investigating the properties of the RP-1 rocket. Bones in Space focuses on the skeleton looking at structural strength and calcium. Tardigrades looks at DNA damage and repair and the danger of radiation. There are accompanying ideas, information, and worksheets for short, medium, or long activities for all the lessons.

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