Cross-curricular topics teaching resources: Space

Resources and ideas for cross-curricular topics, space, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

Space Mission: Find us a New Earth!

Space Mission: Find us a New Earth!

The year is 2086, and the students are needed for a special mission!This space mission has been designed to provide students with a fun and interesting group challenge, whilst also building key skills in critical thinking and collaboration, and essential knowledge for Science, English, and Mathematics. Students are placed in a scenario in which Earth is no longer habitable, and humans must seek to move to another planet in the Universe. Compiled for them is information on each of the potentially most habitable planets that are known to man (these are the real planets that have been confirmed by NASA and other agencies as having the most potential for life). In reading the key information, students will be drawing upon their knowledge of Science terminology, and will need to make some Maths calculations to work out implications of living on different planets. What will become clear fairly quickly is that none of the potential planets are perfect, and they must use reasoned judgements to determine which of them have cons that could perhaps be overcome. They then present their ideas, using clear and articulate speaking and listening skills, and write up their report, using appropriate written communication (a scaffold is provided to frame this).Everything is provided for you to download, print, and teach:- A comprehensive, whole-activity PowerPoint that guides the students through the mission;- Detailed and colourful information sheets on each of the contender planets for being the next Earth (these include links to amazing websites that can provide the children with more information);- A 'Pros and Cons' scaffold, to help students record their findings;- An information sheet on the 'habitable zone' around stars;- A scaffold for writing up findings;- Sorting cards for help with determining the key features of habitable planets;- Full teacher guidance.Considering the time and effort that it took to create these resources, I think that they offer exceptional value. Whenever I have used this activity before, it has taken at least 2-3 lessons, including the introduction, starter challenge, main mission, presentations, and write-up. I originally have used this with mid-ability Year 6,7, and 8 groups, but colleagues have easily adapted it for students across key stages 2-4.All images have been cited at the end of the PowerPoint presentation and are licensed for commercial use.

By TandLGuru

Superhero character writing

Superhero character writing

We designed our own characters, looking at recounts, character descriptions and then moved onto a simple story and made it into a comic strip. Our superheroes focused on the good qualities they could have, and what human values (love, peace, truth, non-violence and right conduct) they display.

By choralsongster

17 Images And Photos Of Space, Earth And The Moon Mission PowerPoint Presentation

17 Images And Photos Of Space, Earth And The Moon Mission PowerPoint Presentation

Are you teaching your students about space exploration? Are you looking for a pack of photos to create a display on space or stimulate a discussion and deeper thinking on this topic? I have collected together 17 different images taken from space or the shuttle heading to space. You could look at it directly as a presentation and discuss the different materials being shown in each of photos.You could print off and laminate the photos to make an interesting, eye-catching display about space images.The students could also take the laminated photos and sort them into different space images. The students can then discuss what they think is happening in each picture. The photos could also be used as prompts for creative writing, factual writing or descriptive writing.

By peterfogarty

John Glenn Biography PowerPoint - Astronaut - American Hero

John Glenn Biography PowerPoint - Astronaut - American Hero

John Glenn was an American astronaut hero that your students should know. This PowerPoint about his life will help your students understand his accomplishments as a WWII and Korean war veteran, a test pilot, an astronaut, a businessman, and a senator. 21 engaging slides with sound and animations. ©2017 HappyEdugator. This product is the intellectual property of Deborah Hayes aka HappyEdugator.

By Happyedugator

National Week Bundles

National Week Bundles

A wide range of different presetations about different national weeks such as anti-bullying week, Science week, Climate Change Week, Christian Aid Week, Interfaith Week, Road Safety Week... lots of different visual images to help start a wide range of different discussions about each topic.

By peterfogarty

Moon Bundle

Moon Bundle

This is a cross curricular pack about the moon. It contains images about the moon, a creative writing story writing activity about the moon, a science vocabulary pack and also a wordless story about a boy and the moon.

By peterfogarty

Alphabet Bundle : Make Learning The Alphabet Fun!

Alphabet Bundle : Make Learning The Alphabet Fun!

I have developed a huge number of different resources related to learning about the alphabet. This means that you are able to introduce the alphabet in different topics or throughout the year. I have also included a large number of different practice alphabet writing sheets.

By peterfogarty

My Space Bunde

My Space Bunde

Are you interested in space? Here are a wide range of different eye catching teaching resources about the topic of space. You can use them to start a discussion in the class, learn about World Space Week or use it to practice your alphabet.

By peterfogarty

Space. The Moon. Facts and Worksheet

Space. The Moon. Facts and Worksheet

This resource provides student friendly facts relating to the moon. Also included is an associated worksheet which challenges students to find information in the factsheet. The worksheet also provides students with an opportunity to develop their knowledge further through independent or teacher led investigation. If you are happy with this resource, why not check out our other topical resources by clicking herePlease don't forget to leave feedback.

By Out-Of-The-Box

Alien/Space themed Brain breaks, time fillers or extension activities

Alien/Space themed Brain breaks, time fillers or extension activities

A Selection of games for numeracy and literacy to use as warm ups, brain breaks or extension activities for fast finishers. Alien themed with BLM that can printed off and coloured in to keep them busy.Boggle GameNumber of the dayCategories worksheet and gameWhat are your spelling words worth?A handy resource for casual teachers, includes a blank so that you can make up your own games.

By ninki1

mathematics - song booklet

mathematics - song booklet

I put this booklet together and added pictures that can be printed off, laminated and used with the songs. We really enjoyed it, hope it is of use :) ( there are a couple of pictures missing as I already had them) some songs haven’t got tunes, we just chanted them, adding rhythm when possible. Most of the others are well known tunes. I am afraid I haven’t got the music script for them. I am sure there is a site on the internet that will help with the tunes x

By nikkijc

Space. Eclipses. Facts and Worksheet

Space. Eclipses. Facts and Worksheet

This resource provides student friendly facts relating to eclipses. Also included is an associated worksheet which challenges students to find information in the factsheet. The worksheet also provides students with an opportunity to develop their knowledge further through independent or teacher led investigation. If you are happy with this resource, why not check out our other topical resources by clicking herePlease don't forget to leave feedback.

By Out-Of-The-Box

KS2 Space: Build your own astronaut

KS2 Space: Build your own astronaut

Develop motor skills and create beautiful, moving astronauts to hang in your classroom or add to a display.Pupils cut the individual astronaut body parts and reassemble either by sticking onto coloured paper or card or by attaching with split pins.I have included the original astronaut for differentiation purposes allowing pupils who struggle with scissors to access the task without the need for cutting small body parts.Black and whit and colour versions included- of you print the black and white you can ask pupils to colour in their table or group colour for example or simply allow them to colour as they please and get creative.

By betsybelleteach

Orion and Orion presentation - Greek myths

Orion and Orion presentation - Greek myths

Simple Orion story for primary children with SEN / autismWe read the story together on the PowerPoint.The word document was cut into strips and we sequenced them as a group.We then made our own telescopes from cardboard tubes to look at the Orion constellation (used our telescopes to look at a square of card with pin pricks to show the 'Orion constellation').

By jlp76

Bundle of playscripts linked to IPC units

Bundle of playscripts linked to IPC units

A bundle of 5 primary playscripts, which are all linked to International Primary Curriculum (IPC) units.These can be used alongside the unit's lessons, as an entry or exit point, for an assembly or as a larger class show.All scripts come complete with any associated music, sound effects, supporting resources and production notes.The IPC units covered are:*Mission to Mars*Making the News*Gateways to the World*The Time Tunnel*Let's CelebrateAs well as linking directly to these units, the scripts can also be used for general school shows and productions.

By goldtopfox

Bundle - Scientists

Bundle - Scientists

This bundle includes eight biographies of the following scientists: Thomas Edison Charles Darwin Leonardo da Vinci Nicolaus Copernicus Albert Einstein Isaac Newton Galileo Galilei Nikola Tesla Each biography includes a wide variety of exercises, puzzles and other fun stuff. The answers and an answer sheet are included. Bonus: Scientists Matching Game Outline of the units Page 1 - 2: His Life (reading) Page 3: Exercise: open questions & gap-fill Page 4: Exercise: timeline Page 5 - 6: His Work (reading) Page 7: Exercise: multiple choice & matching pictures Page 8: Fun Facts (word scramble exercise) Page 9: Word Search Page 10: Crossword (revision)

By magisterprintables

The Big Bang

The Big Bang

The Big Bang lesson is a very student friendly resource where students have a range of activities.Card sort.Comic Strip Activity.Lesson is easily adaptable.

By sam_512

P Scales for APP type assessment

P Scales for APP type assessment

I have used P scales from P4 to Level 1 and put them in an APP type of format similar to what I currently use for the rest of my class. This should be useful for SEN children who are not yet at Level 1 and therefore not assessed using APP.

By Jeangenie

Continuous provision area plans: EYFS 2012

Continuous provision area plans: EYFS 2012

Using statements from the new EYFS 2012 development matters. Long term plans for each provision area, book area, construction area, creative area, Explore and investigate, ICT, Malleable, Maths, Music, outdoor area, sand, smallworld, water, writing area and a role play areas plan for my Space topic. To be blown up to A3 and displayed on the wall in or around each area.

By sophs_redhead

Science Research Projects

Science Research Projects

Seeking out more information. From “Rocks and Minerals” to “Butterflies” and “Planets,” this book presents over 100 “science” topics for students to research. Each category presents a word search puzzle from which students choose a specific research topic. (“Mollusks: Sea Slug. Oyster. Squid. Octopus…”) A series of statements follow, encouraging students to find specific information. (“Describe its appearance.” “Its young are born _____.”)To put what they have learned to use, guidelines for the structure of a report are included.

By RemediaPub

Connective and openers resources

Connective and openers resources

These are 12 cards ( back to back) which can be used as desk top support to help the writing process. They link mainly to openers and connectives and can be printed back to back and laminated then cut to make ‘fans’. My class also have a set at home to support homework activities.

By Govinderfan

Space. The Solar System - Facts and Worksheet

Space. The Solar System - Facts and Worksheet

This resource provides student friendly facts relating to the Solar System. Also included is an associated worksheet which challenges students to find information in the factsheets. The worksheet also provides students with an opportunity to develop their knowledge further through independent or teacher led investigation.If you are happy with this resource, why not check out our other topical resources by clicking herePlease don't forget to leave feedback.

By Out-Of-The-Box

Lunar Theme Park Maths Project

Lunar Theme Park Maths Project

Supporting / adapted materials for the fabulous Lunar Theme Park resource developed by Jeremy Harris. It includes an Interactive Notebook and a pupil workbook. Please rate and review!

By fifilefluff

Topic planning 'Destination Outer Space'

Topic planning 'Destination Outer Space'

6 weeks of cross curricular planning on theme of Outer Space, including topic web, continuous provision web, literacy planning linked to topic and numeracy planning linked to topic.

By comenius