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Principia Space Diary: robots in space

Robots are really useful in space as they can do lots of different jobs, some of which are too difficult or dangerous for humans. This activity looks at the different uses of robots in space exploration, with children...

Principia Space Diary: making history

In this activity children explore timelines, identifying dates relevant to themselves and their families and then significant events in the history of space exploration. They could then interview family and friends about their...

Principia Space Diary: space gardening

Growing plants on the International Space Station (ISS) is an important research area as it has the potential to help future exploration. In this activity, children consider the different factors that impact the growth of plants...

Principia Space Diary: the solar system

In this activity children read and extract key facts about the different planets in our Solar System: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Using this information they write a planetary report...

Principia Space Diary: looking at Earth from space

This creative writing exercise asks your space apprentices to choose a place on Earth that they have never been to, and imagine what it might be like to visit. They will use a selection of images that Tim Peake took while on...

Principia Space Diary: 8 minutes to space

In this creative writing activity children imagine what it is like to leave Earth on a journey into outer space.  It uses the context of British astronaut Tim Peake’s journey to the International Space Station as a stimulus to develop literacy skills.

This resource is part of the Principia Space Diary,...

IET Faraday STEM Posters

A range of downloadable classroom posters to support learning in science, computing and engineering. They link to curriculum topics including: forces,...

First Lego League Junior

  • Children are introduced to STEM subjects through experimentation, design skills and critical thinking, by using Lego. 
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Look to the Future: the Future Needs STEM

This careers pack, for primary schools, uses space as a context to highlight the importance of STEM subjects. The resource has been written to highlight some of the STEM career opportunities available so that students, teachers and school communities can discuss and explore, from an earlier age, the breadth of jobs...

Redraw the balance

This video reveals the reality of gender stereotyping amongst primary school children. When asked to draw a firefighter, surgeon and a fighter pilot, 61 pictures were drawn of men and only 5 were female.  This film from Employers and Education helps to raise issues and challenge stereotypes amongst primary -age...

Save our home!

What is the common link between chocolate biscuits and orangutans? In this activity aimed at ages 8-9, children learn about rainforests, their location, structure and some of the animals and plants that live in them. They look at rainforests in Sumatra and how deforestation has occurred in order to grow oil palm...

A propagator for small plants or seedlings

In this activity students make a simple plant propagator and grow plants from seeds.

Build an aphid isolation tower

In this resource students use a plastic bottle to isolate a plant and see the effects of an aphid infestation.

Do plants need soil to grow?

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Food Miles

In this resource, aimed at primary level, children think about seasonal produce and the long distances travelled by foods so that we can have a full choice of fruit and vegetables all year round. Providing ideas for classroom activities the resource links to work on the environment, plants, seasons and world...

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