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17th Apr 2020

Here is a great new resource launching on 27th April 2020 for parents and teachers to use during lockdown and beyond. To find out a little bit more about the project click on the folder . To sign up for this free set of space challenges follow this link
or watch the video that introduces the Astro Space Challenge by clicking on the youtube link below

Here is why you might want to get involved;

For Parents... We know that “home learning” might be new for you and so we’ve made The Astro Science Challenge to help. Very simply, The Astro Science Challenge is an app where children can safely do some fun Science, Maths and English whilst learning all about space.

There are six Missions and we recommend you aim to complete one Mission a week. If this is the only piece of home-schooling you do with your children, you are totally winning at parenting! Just sign your children up as Cadets, support them with their research and (when you’re happy with their work) award them the digital badge designed by our awesome partners for each Mission.

It is as simple as that! Don’t stress about it, don’t worry about “getting it wrong” - use the app however you and your children get the most enjoyment from it.

For Teachers... We have also created a series of 18 structured Activity Plans for you to use as the basis for more ‘formal’ lessons. Each has been made in close collaboration with our Science partners and professional teachers.

Each Mission has a range of tasks for a range of learning abilities, all mapped against the Key Stage 2 curriculum.

For Anyone Who Likes To Play... We have also created a story world that allows you and your Cadets to play along, significantly enhancing and deepening the children’s engagement including films and messages from our patron Tim Peake.

Download our Free Lesson Plan

This easy to follow lesson takes your class through creating a curious creature with peculiar adaptations