Introduction to Solar Systems Astronomy Design Project

Earth's twin: No oxygen, no water, scorching temperatures and a runaway greenhouse effect. What else do we know about our closest neighbour, Venus? Arizona State University's AST111 Introduction to Solar System Astronomy Design Project evidence Learning objective Describe the origins, structure, contents, and evolution of our solar system. Project goal "Venus favours the bold" - … Continue reading Introduction to Solar Systems Astronomy Design Project

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Year 5, MARS & STEM in Term 1

What an awesome term of STEM we had in year 5! The main objectives were to learn about the planet Mars, space missions to Mars, the role of NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the people that work there, discover if humans could live on Mars and what life would be like there. So, … Continue reading Year 5, MARS & STEM in Term 1

Amazing Skype lesson with Andrea Boyd – ESA

On Wednesday 16 March I arranged for the whole of year 5 to Skype with European Space Agency engineer Andrea Boyd. The Skype meeting was to compliment the unit I was leading about space, Mars and the Curiosity rover. Thanks to Jackie Slaviero I made contact with Andrea and we arranged the chat in just … Continue reading Amazing Skype lesson with Andrea Boyd – ESA