On 20 July 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people to step foot on the surface of the moon, after a four-day journey in the spacecraft Apollo 11. The 50th anniversary of this incredible milestone in human achievement has generated films, documentaries, events and exhibits around the world; as the end of the school year approaches, what better time to tap into this fascination with space travel and go on your own journey of discovery with your students? To help you, we have picked a selection of engaging resources from the experts at NASA, Airbus Space Discovery, the Royal Institute and the Wellcome Trust, among others.
Resources from NASA
Where better to start exploring space in the classroom than with resources from NASA? Have a look at the resources we have gathered here on the moon landings and the possibilities for living and working on the moon in the future; find more NASA resources here.
Airbus Foundation Discovery Space
If you're looking for a space-related project that will challenge your students and develop their maths skills, have a look at these resources that help students to explore some of the maths involved in rocket engineering, with plenty of hands-on experimentation! Explore more Airbus resources.
More resources to explore!
We have some selected some great resources about space exploration here from our teachers as well as from the Wellcome Trust and the Royal Institution - including resources suitable for primary children.