With the advent of robotic telescopes and the wide-scale availability of the Internet in schools, it is now possible to carry out real investigatio
The objectives of ESERO-UK are more fully explained in the articles that follow, but essentially it seeks to promote the whole subject of space as
A look at resources that are available and how Tim Peake's mission to the International Space Station can provide an exciting context for spac
This article outlines the Space Academy programme led by the National Space Centre from 2008 to 2011, with the stated goals of harnessing the inspi
Successful teaching of an important physics topic requires comfortable subject knowledge and an understanding of a pedagogy to promote learning.
A case study is presented in which a group of secondary school students took on a task in which they had to design and implement a method to measur
Easy ways to demonstrate temperature-sensing with thermochromic paint and to measure force with Electrolycra.
This article describes the design, delivery, evaluation and impact of a CPD course for physics and chemistry teachers.
In this special issue, we have tried to combine a celebration of the 400th anniversary of Galileo using a telescope to look at the night sky and al
A simple practical activity that uses various methods to help students understand the idea of the expanding universe.
Inspired by the inclusion of a British astronaut on the International Space Station, explanations and demonstrations that lead to an understanding
In 1957, Russia launched Sputnik 1 into space, the first satellite to orbit the Earth. There was no news until it had been successful.