Pupils can use the ESA Spacecraft Materials Kit to experimentally investigate a variety of different materials.
KITS ARE RENTED ON A TERMLY BASIS AND CAN BE HIRED FOR UP TO 6 WEEKS. ONLY 2 KITS PER SCHOOL AT ANY TIME.
A set of five activities enables pupils to get acquainted with the properties of different materials, comparing and grouping everyday materials based on: electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, mass, magnetism, and resistance to impact. Pupils will consider which materials are best suited for different parts of a spacecraft. This resource takes ESA’s European Service Module as an example, a capsule that will power NASA’s Orion Spacecraft to the International Space Station. The European Service Module includes large tanks which hold fuel as well consumables for the astronauts: oxygen, nitrogen and water. Through this activity, pupils will be able to carry out experiments, take measurements, record data, and present their results.
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