Brief description: In this activity, students will consider whether life found in extreme environments on Earth could survive elsewhere in the Solar System. Students will examine the characteristics of different …

Brief description: In this activity, the principle of moments is applied to rotating systems to demonstrate the concept of a barycentre, or centre of mass, and how objects in orbit …

Brief description: In this activity, students will use an elliptical board to obtain speed and distance measurements for an object in an elliptical orbit. The results are then plotted on …

Brief description: In this activity, teachers and students simulate a comet nucleus in the classroom. Comets are considered to be time capsules containing information about the conditions of the early …

Brief description: Join Paxi, ESA Education’s friendly alien mascot, on a trip beyond our Solar System to explore exoplanets. In this video, targeted at children aged between 6 and 12 …

Brief description: In this set of experimental activities, students will investigate the survival abilities of tardigrades, also known as water bears. They will expose conditions and come to a conclusion …

Brief description: Is there a planet like our Earth out there? Scientists have discovered over 4000 exoplanets, or planets outside of our Solar System, that ESA’s CHEOPS satellite will study …

Brief description: Microbial life is known to survive in all sorts of extreme environments by going into a dormant state. Could they have survived long trips around our galaxy to …

Brief description: Find out how Cheops, the CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite, is going to investigate distant planets orbiting stars other than the Sun to discover what these alien worlds are made …

Brief description: In this set of activities students will learn how scientists study exoplanets with telescopes, using the transit method. Students will characterise exoplanets using model and real satellite light …

Brief description: In this set of activities, students will learn how scientists study exoplanets with satellites like Cheops (CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite), using the transit method. Students will build their own …

Brief description: During these activities, students will work in small groups to model the transit of an exoplanet in front of its host star using an ‘exoplanet in a box’, …

Complete the quiz to test your knowledge on exoplanets and get your certificate! Rules: The quiz is composed of 6 questions about exoplanets. Complete it successfully and you will receive …

Brief description: Find out more about the exciting hack an exoplanet event in the video below featuring the exoplanet experts Didier Queloz, 2019 Nobel Laureate in Physics and Kate Isaak, …

Brief description: In this set of activities, students will learn about two concepts that influence solar panel design for space missions: the inverse square law and the angle of incidence. …

Brief description: Cloud chambers are boxes specially made to detect charged particles and radiation. In this activity, a cloud chamber is used to observe alpha and beta particles, the charged …

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