This Workshop is the first of two identical organised by ESA for primary and secondary school teachers in 2017, and took place in Leiden, the Netherlands, from 11th to 14th July. The second workshop will be held in October 2017.
Fifty European teachers took part in 4 days of challenging classroom work at ESA’s Summer Teacher Workshop this year. The workshop was meant to provide teachers with tools and practical ideas on how to run their classroom lessons using space as an inspiring context. The activities were proposed along three different space themes: rockets and launchers, Earth observations, and Space exploration.
Nordic ESERO lead the Earth Observation session for secondary school teachers. The title for the daily activities was «Taking the pulse of our planet». ESA is increasingly focusing towards climate related topics, and how to implement them as part of the school curriculum. Therefore, this session was especially important in the ESA educational strategy for the future.
After presenting an overview about the principles of Earth Observations, including how these can fit in the curriculum, the Nordic ESERO team, in collaboration with ESA-staff, guided the teachers to fulfill some activities related to the subject. These included:
More info and pictures can be found here: