Astronomy, Schools, Secondary, Teacher Training

Enrichment activities for the topic of space – 9th March 2022

Organised by Techniquest and Cardiff University, this secondary STEM half day online workshop will cover many aspects of KS3 science, with resources based on topics including material science (spacesuits), astronomy and space science (ESERO-UK, JWST) and studies of the solar system (astrobiology; using robotic telescopes; classroom and online simulations).

It will include an overview of the huge archive of classroom resources, training programmes and the Space Education Quality Mark scheme from the European Space Education Resource Office (ESERO), and an introduction to the James Webb Space Telescope, which was launched on Christmas day 2021.

The event is free to teachers at schools in Wales, and teachers at state-funded schools will receive a bursary from the STEM Learning Centre.