History

Activities

Time for Launch

Activity 1.1

Learn about time and duration while completing a comic strip! The creative/visual elements in this activity, such as drawing, provide a way in to the complex topic of time, and challenge students to make links between analogue and digital time.

United in Space

Activity 2.1

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.

Earth to Principia

Activity 2.3

Budding young coders and mathematicians will enjoy this challenging activity. A message from space has arrived at Mission Control so students will need to work carefully to decode it. Use the Zappar App to access the answers.

Create a News Report

Extension Activity 2.2

This extension activity supports Breaking News: Activity 2.2 in Chapter Two.
Imagine you were an astronaut. What would you want to tell the world about your experiences in space? And what if you were a journalist? What questions would you ask an astronaut in an interview?
In this activity, students take on the roles of astronauts and journalist, developing questions and answers using the 'Zones of Relevance'. They can then write or record their own interviews. You could even use this activity to develop a class newspaper or journal.

Making History

Activity 5.1

Where are you in space history? Students will add their own birthdates to the space timeline and interview family and friends about their favourite space memory.