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January 29, 2016
by Jean
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Tim Peake – Principia Mission

On the 15th December 2015 Tim Peake left the earth in the Soyuz rocket for a six month stay on the International Space Station. You can see some highlights of the launch day in this video:

The name of this mission is Principia and during his mission Tim Peake will be undertaking science experiments and research on the space station. There are school activities based around science and technology running alongside this mission that could be interesting and inspiring to follow and join in with. These resources can accessed here.

timpeakeTim Peake has a website which can be accessed here.

You can follow him on Twitter @ASTRO_TIMPEAKE If you scroll through his twitter feed you can that there are so many children and schools being inspired by his mission to the ISS.

You can follow his blog for posts about life and work on the ISS here: Tim’s blog.

There’s lots of possibilities for using this event to inspire and support learning in school. If you want to have a go at growing seeds that have been into space you can find detailsĀ here

 

November 15, 2013
by Jean
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Dinovember!

Have you heard of ‘Dinovember’?

You can read more about it here Welcome to Dinovember

The dinosaurs raid the fruit bowl!

There is also a Facebook page here – Dinovember

There is so much we can take from this – how we can use toys and day to day objects to inspire conversation and writing; how we can engage children by surprising and delighting them and as Refe Tuma says ‘childhood is fleeting, so let’s make sure its fun while it lasts!’

It looks like its fun for the adults too…

 

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