World Space Week 2015

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Today is the start of World Space Week an international celebration of science and technology which has been celebrated every year since 4-10 October 1999. Its purpose is summed up in this UN declaration:

“The General Assembly declares 4 to 10 October World Space Week to celebrate each year at the international level the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition”

UN General Assembly resolution, 6 December 1999

Click here for the global fact sheet . More details about this annual celebration’s history, aims, activities and events can be found by following this link to the World Space Week website. This year’s theme is ‘Discovery’. TES Resources provides a useful list of resources from early years to secondary. Some places to visit include the Life Science Centre in Newcastle and The Science Museum.

Take a look at our Pinterest board below for a few activity ideas. How are you going to celebrate? What resources would you add?

If you need a few stories to inspire you for this week and beyond take a look at  The Aerodynamics of Biscuits; Space Song, Rocket SongLittle Space Explorers; The Lost Stars; Children of the Sun and Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer.