The theme for the UN-declared World Space Week 2020 will be “Satellites Improve Life.”
There are a number of resources for educators to use during the week from the official World Space Week website.
If you haven’t used it yet, this week would be a perfect time to launch Space Adventures, this unique and engaging cross-curricular resource is based around an original story commissioned by LGfL by the award-winning author Cath Howe, entitled Space Adventures: Mission to the Moon.
It features dramatic video content and a virtual reality experience linked to a narrative. The aim is to draw the learner into the turn of events that threatens the ability of our intrepid astronaut Tazz to return safely back to earth. Will her on board computer be enough to get her back safely or will she need to draw on her maths and science knowledge and understanding? You can watch a trailer below:
The resource features a comprehensive set of resources for Maths, Literacy and Science and a Computing unit created by Max Wainwright, author of the popular espresso coding resource for primary schools.
The video below shows how one school used Space Adventures and the impact that it had across the curriculum.
J2e have a range of tools that can be used within Space week, the children could use any of the tools in j2write, to complete research into the planets, space and the Solar System as well as creating fact files on famous astronauts, below is a simple example of how a student could make a satellite fact file with hyperlinks (just click on the image to get access to the file)