Educational resources (tools, material for teachers)
Space-aeronomy topics in secundary schools, in STEAM classes, …
- A Touch Of Space Weather: explore the fascinating field of space weather through touch and sounds
Educational materials for secondary students about Earth, Sun and other engaging topics related to space weather. We focus on blind and visually impaired students by providing audio booklets and tactile images.
- De Planeterrella, aurora binnen handbereik (.pdf, van pagina 24 tot 27) - Planeterrella aurora borealis demonstratie
The planeterrella is an experiment that reveals the mechanism behind auroras. It is not only relevant on a scientific level, but is also spectacular to behold -- and colorful! A glow with purple and red hues forms around the magnetic spheres, giving the whole thing an aesthetic, even artistic aspect.
- Adopteer een radio-ontvanger en zoek meteoren! -
Adoptez un récepteur radio et lancez-vous à la recherche des météores!
This mobile meteor station allows you to show live radio meteors. It is an exciting citizen science project for secondary schools. It lends itself ideally as a STEM project in the classroom.
Radio Meteor Zoo: helping real research
Help us identify the various and complex shapes of meteor echoes in BRAMS radio data during meteor showers. The eye remains the best detector for our huge amount of data.
- Detecteren en karakteriseren van vuurbollen -
Détection des bolides et calcul de leurs trajectoires
Determining their orbits, trajectories, dimensions, .... It is also intended to find possible meteorites associated with these fireballs on the ground for later analysis in the laboratory.
- Course material “Orbits & Radiation”
An online tool that allows you to estimate the expected radiation dose at any height in space. In this course, we show how to use the tool in class to determine the radiation dose on an imaginary space journey. We will then look at how dangerous these doses are....
- Mars in a box: physics and chemistry experiments
An educational project aiming to introduce secondary school students to fundamental science through cutting-edge research on Mars. It is a box full of materials for basic physics and chemistry experiments, as well as complementary material about the red planet.
- Balloons for Science: student experiments in near-space
Each year, students from any country – between 15 and 19 years old – send their self invented and selfmade experiment into “space” with a stratospheric balloon. Participating is very similar to a real science mission in space, performed by a team during one school year.
Network of pupils, teachers, scientists and volunteers that work together across borders each year on a citizen science project to help their communities grasp the causes and solutions to climate change.