This is a new activity-based resource
written specifically to deliver science
and history teaching through the context
of space travel. These lessons could
be taught in isolation within science
or history lessons, but a cross-curricular
approach would be to share them between
the two curriculum areas.
- Did man really walk on the Moon?
Theory vs. evidence evaluation.
- Who won the space race? A board
game illustrating the factors that
allow technological development
- What part did the Nazis &
German scientists play in the development
of rocket technology? Experience
of technological development.
Aspects of the science curriculum
covered by the resource include:
- The interplay between evidence
and scientific explanation using
historical and contemporary examples
- Testing explanations by seeing
if the evidence matches the predictions.
- Ways in which scientists work,
including the roles of experimentation,
evidence and creative thought in
the development of scientific ideas.
- Considering ways in which science
is applied in technological developments.
There are also some links with the
- Use imagination to consider other
- Contribute to group and exploratory
- Think about topical political,
spiritual, moral, social and cultural
issues, problems and events.