Astro Science Challenge

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About this app

A space-science adventure for teachers, educators and children aged 7-11. Created by the award winning Unlimited Space Agency (UNSA) and featuring the British astronaut Tim Peake – UNSA’s patron.

“The Unlimited Space Agency is great. Their approach to inspiring children about science is rigorous, fun and it works! I’m proud to serve with them on their mission to inspire the next generation of scientists and space explorers.” Tim Peake, astronaut

Adults can sign up as Team Leaders to guide their Cadets through a series of six Missions all about space and science, featuring original and exclusive video messages from Tim Peake. Each Mission has been designed in collaboration with some of the UK’s most brilliant science organisations including:
• Science Museum (Build & Launch A Rocket)
• The Royal Observatory (Astronomy)
• British Science Association (Living in Space)
• European Space Agency (Health and Nutrition)
FREE accompanying lesson plans and resources link all activities to the UK’s Key Stage 2 national curriculum.

Each Mission is introduced with a short film set in UNSA’s headquarters (The Space Shed) telling the story of Tim Peake’s mission to the International Space Station and also the story of “Mini Jon” - UNSA’s youngest recruit who is on a personal mission to also get into space. By completing each Mission, Cadets are awarded a digital badge and unlock the next episode in the story. Will Mini Jon complete his training and make it to space? Will he break the ISS if he does?! What is the “secret Mission” the Agents keep talking about? You’ll have to complete all the Missions to unlock the next episode of the story and find out!

Between April - June 2020, we’re running The Astro Science Challenge: LIVE! This is UNSA’s dedicated astronaut training programme aimed at Cadets aged 7-11 which covers KS2 curriculum in English, Maths and Science. Perfect for any parents and teachers looking for super fun and totally FREE home learning activities. For details on how to take part, visit our website:
Updated on
Jun 16, 2020

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What's new

*** The Astro Science Challenge App will close and no longer be available for use from Tuesday 1st August 2023. From this date, all Mission Activity Plans, Team Leader Resources and Mission Broadcasts will be available to access for free from the website. ***