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FOR educators

Space science is a rich and powerful tool, providing educators a wealth of materials and inspiration. The interdisciplinary nature of space makes it a very versatile vehicle to teach physics, maths, chemistry, biology, etc. With its connections to high technology, environment, health and even social sciences, the possibilities are endless.

Lets Talk About Black Holes

A blog post from the Chandra X-ray Observatory about "How would you explain a supermassive black hole to kids?"

Chandra X-Ray Center

Fizzy Balloons

When you add water to effervescent (fizzy) tablets or baking powder, bubbles are formed: a gas is produced. You can use this gas to inflate a balloon without blowing it up yourself. What kind of gas is it? Let us collect this gas and analyse it through experiments.

Space Awareness Project

A Ring in a Shadow

While they’re not hiding in your closet or under your bed, monsters do exist in space. For the first time, astronomers have captured an image of the boogeymen of the Universe: a black hole.

Space Scoop

Lets Break the Particles

This is a hands-on activity to learn that energy can be transformed into various forms. Potential energy is converted into kinetic energy. Moreover, this kinetic energy can be used (if more than the relative binding energy) to break atoms, particles and molecules to see “inside” and to study their constituents.

Space Awareness Project

Continental, Oceanic Climates

This activity proposes different small experiments and discussions to show that in the summer it is cooler by the sea than on the land and that water cools off more slowly than soil.

Space Awareness Project

Blue Marble in Empty Space

Using photographs and models, students are taken on a virtual journey to outer space. They can look back at the Earth as they travel further away and see it growing increasingly smaller, giving the experience that we live on a tiny planet that floats in a vast and empty space.

Space Awareness Project