A simple puzzle helps students understand the complicated and dangerous process of returning to Earth from the ISS. Students can watch videos to see how the process works, and they can research space junk (space debris) which is one of the main hazards.
The ISS is an extremely complex structure and at first glance it can be intimidating. This activity simplifies the design of the ISS by getting students to focus on the different shapes within it, and looking at what those shapes do.
Time to draw a diagram of the ISS and reinforce the learning from Activity 3.1. Students will complete a dot-to-dot then, create a colour code and then colour their drawing.
It's time to find out about fellow astronauts and research the countries who have been to the ISS. Students will research a chosen country and create a card to highlight the key points. They will learn about how information can be presented in different ways, for example in long form or short form.
Inspire research, discovery and writing using Tim Peake's incredible images of Earth from space as the starting point. Students will explore a gallery of photos that Tim took, then choose one to research for a Travel Blog.
Explore the Solar System, learning about the weather and conditions on each one. Students will colour the planets and write weather reports and you can extend the activity to make models too.
Challenge your students with this great map-making activity. This lesson compliments teaching on units of measurement, length and distance (cm, m and km) and will develop pupils' understanding of the concept of 'scale'.