Students taste life as a space scientist in Cassini competition 17 May 2016 Saturn, its moons, and rings provide the inspiration behind the 'Cassini scientist for a day' competition that is designed to give school students a taste of life as a space scientist. More than 900 students from across Europe participated in the 2015–2016 competition and the winners have now been selected. Read more
Welcome to the ESA Science Educational Support web pages. These pages offer an overview of educational material that has been prepared with the support of the ESA Science and Robotic Exploration Directorate.
Transit of Mercury schools challenge 05 April 2016 ESA invites European schools to join together to observe the transit of Mercury taking place on Monday 9 May 2016. Schools are challenged to observe the transit and to recreate the measurements made by astronomers around 300 years ago in order to calculate the distance between the Earth and the Sun. Read more
Be a 'Cassini Scientist for a Day' – 2015 Competition announced 29 October 2015 The 2015 edition of the 'Cassini Scientist for a Day' competition is now open to entries by students. The competition is designed to give the participants a taste of life as a space scientist. Students are invited to submit a 500-word essay explaining their choice of one of three targets to be imaged by the Cassini spacecraft in orbit around Saturn. Read more
ESA/GTTP Teacher Training Workshop 2015 - apply now 28 July 2015 ESA is organising a training workshop for science teachers in association with the Galileo Teacher Training Programme (GTTP). The sixth ESA/GTTP Teacher Training Workshop will be held at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, between 23 and 27 November, 2015. The deadline for receipt of applications is 09:00 CEST on 21 September 2015. Read more
Inspiring European teachers to bring space in the classroom 15 July 2015 From 8 to 10 July, more than 100 primary and secondary school teachers from 18 ESA Member States took part in the ESA Summer Teachers Workshop at ESA's Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, where they learned how to use space as a context to teach STEM subjects in their classrooms. Read more