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Q&A with course educators

Final opportunity to ask Tom and Rachel any outstanding questions from this course.
TOM LYONS: Thank you for joining us on this course. We really enjoyed looking over all your comments all the way through. There are no questions this time around, so we’re just going to point you towards some of the things that you can get involved with and the courses that we have coming up. So you can see on the website now– on the ESERO website– we have a new Mars page on there. That’s the link in with the NASA Perseverance mission that just landed, and also the ExoMars mission that’s launching next year. If you go to that web page, you can find all new resources on there.
We’ve also got a Mars Day that we’re planning with STEM Ambassadors, and that will be on the 18th of March. So if you go to the website again, there’ll be more information coming through on that shortly. I’m just going to hand over to Rachel to tell you more about things that you can get involved with Primary science.
RACHEL JACKSON: Hi, yes. No, it was lovely to see all of your comments on the course. I just wanted to flag up a new resource that we have, which is new STEM Primary Community. If you go on to the community, you can click onto Primary STEM, and then there are lots of interesting discussions about different teaching pedagogies, primary, about different ways of contextualising learning. And if you wanted, you could ask questions and maybe start a thread about space as a context for learning.
And also we’ve got a Teach Meet and we’re asking for teachers to say which topics they would like for Teach Meet, which is going to be running at the end of March, the last week before half term. Also, another thing I’m sure you all know, British Science Week is coming up between the 5th to the 14th of March. And if you were looking to have any space themed weeks, you could have a look on the ESERO pages and look at some of the resources that we have already, including one for a space week, if you wanted to theme it that way.
The context this year for Science Week is innovation, so there will be lots of engineering type challenges that are linked to space, which you could also use, if you wanted to. Thanks again for joining us on this course, and we look forward to seeing you next time.

All online CPD courses from STEM Learning provide an opportunity to ask the educators more detailed questions as part of the course Q&A session.

The course educators will record responses to your outstanding questions from your reflection grids and course discussions. If there are ideas from the course you wish to explore further or issues about your own teaching context, then the Q&A provides a final opportunity to explore these with expert insight.

Q&A recording

In this Q&A Tom answered questions on the timeline and impact of space travel and the risk associated with constellation satellites. One of the links Tom recommends is the ESA 20th Anniversary of the International Space Station video and resource.

A video will be available by 9 Nov 2020.

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