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Teaching Primary Science: Human Spaceflight

National STEM Learning Centre and European Space Agency via FutureLearn

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Overview

Take your pupils into orbit by using space for primary science learning

From knowing the properties and uses of the materials required for an astronaut’s spacesuit to having an understanding of diet and exercise in order to keep an astronaut healthy–human spaceflight is a rich context for learning.

On this course, you will learn how keeping humans alive in space and how our view of the Earth from space can be linked to the primary curriculum.

You will discover a variety of topics in the primary science curriculum where you can use the theme of space to engage pupils, including the STEM subjects and cross-curricular links to numeracy and literacy.

This course is designed for primary school teachers of pupils aged 7-11 years old.

Taught by

Tom Lyons

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