Tinkering with Space Engineering (NN026)

Bring engineering into your primary school through the exciting topic of Space Exploration. This 3 session course will take a blended approach, being delivered by both remote and a face to face hands-on practical workshop. The activities are based around the European Space Agency’s (ESA) new robotic rover Rosalind Franklin and NASA’S Mars rover, Perseverance. There will be an opportunity to design, build and test models using basic materials and the latest technologies for robots including robotic arms, rovers and space probes. Teachers will work through a complete unit of work on the progression of rocketry skills across the primary curriculum.

Outcomes

Participants will:

  • experience a range of activities designed to engage and excite pupils in engineering activities linked to space exploration
  • acquire a range of engineering skills, through hands on experience and consider how these can be used back in the classroom
  • reflect on the progression in scientific skills and consider ways to support colleagues back in school.

Dates

26th November 2021 (not a live session, no sub cover needed)

3rd December 2021 (not a live session, no sub cover needed)

21st January 2021 (must be available – face to face, Antrim Board Centre)

Course Fee £180Bursary Amount £425