Spacelink Learning Foundation

Space Resources for Teachers

Supporting teachers to provide exciting lessons based on space, making science, technology, engineering and maths alive and exciting, not just dry and academic, improving students’ motivation and enjoyment, and increasing their opportunities to go into science, maths and technology careers.

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 December 2011 to 12:00 AM, 1 December 2012

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1080879)

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Situation

All pupils now study science within the National Curriculum, but far too few go on to A levels, degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM subjects). We need STEM graduates and career entrants for UK competitiveness, innovation and living standards. Secondary schools find it difficult to recruit and retain STEM subject teachers. Much of the problem has been shown to lie in the content and structure of lesson resources, which is what Spacelink addresses.

Solution

Spacelink will produce a series of Fact Sheets on space topics for teachers to use in their lessons, each with key information and stimulating activities, maintain and update existing learning resources, produce a fortnightly newsletter, and run a dedicated area for teachers on our inspiring website. The project will help teachers to enthuse students, motivating them to use the direct access information, activities and links on our website, and encouraging them to progress into STEM careers.