Teaching Primary Science: Exploring Space

Teaching Primary Science: Exploring Space

Course provided by FutureLearn

Summary overview

  • Online anytime

  • 9 hours study time

  • Teacher training and education

  • Free

  • NA

  • Level NA

About this course

The thrill of space exploration is an exciting context for teaching the primary curriculum.On this course, you’ll learn how to use examples from space exploration to teach science and technology in school, and discover hands-on activities for your pupils to enjoy.You’ll address common misconceptions about space, and explore current and future space missions.As you explore the solar system and beyond, you’ll learn effective ways to engage pupils in science and wider STEM activities, and build a curriculum plan using the context of space exploration to support your pupils’ learning. Free to register. Fee to certificate.

Learning outcomes

  1. Investigate opportunities to link space exploration and space missions with your lessons to excite and inspire your pupils.
  2. Develop lesson plans that involve working scientifically, using space as a context.
  3. Explain using models, some of the scientific concepts and ideas involved in space exploration.