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Classroom Space is a national education project funded by PPARC and run by the University of Leicester, in collaboration with the National Space Centre. It aims to revitalize science education at Key Stages 3 and 4 by using exciting examples from Space Science and Astronomy to illustrate key science concepts. The comprehensive classroom resources-which are available to download free of charge from the project website www.classroomspace.org.uk-are all linked to the National Curriculum and are fully self-contained. The materials are developed through partnership between space scientists, teachers and education professionals. The project was launched at the ASE Annual Meeting in January, and this paper summarizes the motivation for the project and its development, as well as looking forward to ideas for an extension to the project for which funding has been confirmed.

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9

Keywords:

Swift-mission,project-motivation,NSDL,computer-aided-instruction,project-development,Space Science,Physics Education Research,General Physics,information-resources,teacher-resource,Astronomy,national-education-project,Middle School,Vocational/Professional Development Education,space-research,Classroom-Space-project,astronomy,Physics,Education,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061003065737692T,Challenger-Learning-Centre Classroom-Space-website,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,science-education,National-Curriculum,Astronomy Education,educational-courses

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English

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