Get Involved

Want to get involved in Tim’s mission? The UK Space Agency and its partners have put together an exciting programme of activities for schools and other education groups and individuals so that you can take part in Tim’s mission.

Activities include fitness challenges, a national seed-growing programme, space-themed literature, quizzing the people behind Tim’s mission, astronaut photographs of Earth from space, fun and exciting interactive shows in science centres around the UK, a film-making competition, designing a meal fit for an astronaut, programming a computer on the ISS and programming robots for a competition inside the ISS. There are free downloadable education resources to support all these activities and there are lots more things to come.

There really is something for everyone, so get involved and be part of the mission. Don’t forget to check the ISS tracker to see when Tim is passing over your house and give him a wave.

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Astro Pi

Learn all about the Astro Pi units on the International Space Station and gain the skills to use a Raspberry Pi equipped with a Sense HAT

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Astro Academy: Principia

Using the unique microgravity facilities on board the ISS to teach fundamental aspects of physics and chemistry, using experiments and demonstrations that are impossible to conduct on Earth.

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Become a space detective!

Find out how an astronaut’s view helps us investigate our changing planet using these resources from the NERC National Centre for Earth Observation

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TimPix

Whatever the space weather: monitoring Peake radiation levels with Timepix

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Mission: Starlight

Take part in our global experiment to discover which materials protect us from ultraviolet (UV) light. Could these materials be useful in space?

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Marvin and Milo

The Institute of Physics’ Marvin and Milo celebrate Tim Peake’s mission with exciting experiments you can try at home.

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Principia: Maths in Space

ESERO-UK have developed resources to support the teaching and learning of mathematics using the context of Tim Peake’s Mission to ISS.

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One Giant Read

Join Literature Works’ One Giant Read where, for each month of Tim’s Mission, you can explore a showcase of the best science fiction writing and poetry and learn of the incredible science facts it has inspired.

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Tim Peake Primary Project

The ESERO-UK Tim Peake Primary Project uses space to increase the engagement of primary school children with science, numeracy and literacy, with a dedicated network of space ambassadors.

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STARS:TARgets Science

The Astrobiology Society of Britain offered schools the opportunity to get a scientist to come to their schools to talk about Tim’s mission.

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Three Minute Learning

3ml is an online resource that breaks down barriers to understanding. Learn the science of space through the science of reading.

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CREST Awards

Recognise your students’ participation in Principia and achieve a CREST Award.

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Destination Space: Join the Crew

Come and celebrate Tim’s mission at your local science and discovery centre, with family astronaut show, hands-on experiments, rocket demonstrations, space equipment and much more.

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Rocket Science

The UK Space Agency in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society launched an innovative educational project that will gave around half a million UK children the chance to become space biologists.

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Team Tim

Team Tim is an entertaining and interactive science show for delivered by a team of trained presenters.

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General Resources

For anyone giving a talk on Tim’s Principia mission, you can now download resources here.

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Cosmic Classroom

If you missed the live stream of the Cosmic Classroon Q&A with Tim on the 2 February 2016 you can still watch it.

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Zero Robotics

Get involved in the ultimate international space robot game. The Zero Robotics tournament turns the ISS into a gaming arena for football-sized satellites in a virtual field filled with obstacles.

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Into Film: Into Space & Home

The Into Film Awards with support from Tim Peake’s Principia mission continues to inspire young people aged 5 – 19 with its own filmmaking category – Into Film: Into Space & Home.

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Principia Schools Conference

To celebrate the imaginative work linked to Tim Peake’s Principia mission the UK Space Agency is organising a pair of schools conferences where children of all ages can present their work to leading space experts and Tim Peake.

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Adventures in Space and Tim: Podcast

Comedian and space enthusiast Helen Keen (creator of BBC Radio 4’s multi-award-winning It Is Rocket Science) welcomes you to a podcast inspired by Tim Peake’s mission and all the (other) wonders of the cosmos.

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Teaching Resources

ESERO-UK, also known as the UK Space Education Office, promotes space in the UK and uses the context of space to enhance and support STEM teaching and learning in the UK. They have an extensive library of FREE education resources to support teachers and lecturers to use space and Tim’s mission to complement the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in schools and colleges throughout the UK.

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