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The Big Topic: Space and the Moon Landings

This July marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landings, made by a team of astronauts on Apollo 11.

To celebrate the anniversary, we’ve got some great free resources and videos for space-themed books to inspire pupils to look to the skies…

The resources have been created by Reading Rocks.

Dogs in Space

Science, survival and dogs in spacesuits – this is the incredible true story of Belka and Strelka, the Soviet space dogs!

These cross-curricular resources for KS1 include writing, history, maths and art and design activities.

Download Dogs in Space resources as a PDF or PowerPoint.

First Man on the Moon

Discover the fascinating story of the first moon landing, from its beginnings in the Space Race, to early missions, the successful Apollo 11 voyage and Armstrong’s legendary first steps on the moon.

These cross-curricular resources for Year 3 and 4 use this book as the basis for science, maths and English lesson activities.

Download First Man on the Moon resources as a PDF or PowerPoint.

A Guide to Space

Welcome to the infographic guide to the most exciting place outside Earth: space! Discover mind-boggling facts, figures and amazing explorations in eye-popping infographics.

These cross-curricular resources for Year 5 and 6 use this book as the basis for science, maths and English lesson activities.

Download A Guide to Space resources as a PDF or PowerPoint.

Space Science

Astronomer and broadcaster Mark Thompson brings a fresh approach to the exploration and understanding of the Solar System and beyond in the fantastic new series Space Science. Each book in the series has 12 experiments for children to carry out, with the aim of investigating the science behind key concepts associated with the study of space.

In these videos, Mark demonstrates some of the simple (and fun!) experiments you can find in the series:

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