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Criona Corroon

    I think that I will find that ESA kids will be very helpful to me in planning my future classes. It is great that ESA Kids provides engaging space-themed activities and resources for young children, making learning about space exciting and educational for both teachers and students.
    Here are some ways I might use this wonderful resource.
    Rocket Launch Simulation:
    Create simple paper rockets with students. Discuss rocket science concepts like thrust, aerodynamics, and trajectory. Use the ESA Kids app to simulate rocket launches virtually.
    Orbit Exploration: Explain orbits using a hula hoop or a circular object. Have students simulate orbits by moving around the hoop. Discuss how satellites stay in orbit around Earth.
    Solar System Models: Build a scale model of the solar system. Assign each student a planet or moon to research. Use ESA Kids resources to learn about each celestial body.
    Astronaut Training: Set up an obstacle course to simulate astronaut training. Discuss the challenges astronauts face in microgravity. Explore ESA’s astronaut-related content.
    Space Art and Crafts: Create space-themed art using materials like paper, paint, and clay. Design alien creatures or futuristic spacecraft. Explore ESA Kids’ coloring and creative activities.
    Mission Control Center: Role-play a mission control center. Students can take on roles like flight director, communication officer, or engineer. Use ESA Kids’ interactive missions as scenarios.

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