Spaceport Cornwall has a huge ambition of inspiring the next generation of young people into studying STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) subjects and having an interest in space related developments.
We aim to engage every student in Cornwall through a number of online and in-person programmes. This includes; online broadcasts, virtual work experience, in person exhibitions and curriculum linked challenges.
A number of our resources and videos can be found in the links below.
Where To Study In The South West
As the space sector develops there are more and more courses starting to be developed to support people into a career in the space sector in the future.
Some of these courses will be relevant to students going through their GCSE’s at present, others will be relevant to those who want to study a degree level qualification. Have a look on the map on the opposite page to identify what courses are available and where they are being offered.
KS1 & 2 educational resources
Welcome to our “Space Activities”, developed to inspire you about space and all that it can offer.
Spaceport Cornwall, with partners Virgin Orbit and Goonhilly Earth Station, are due to launch rockets from Cornwall Airport Newquay in 2022. By the time you finish your education there should be even more exciting opportunities in the sector, locally, nationally and internationally!
You can find our ‘Space Activities’ below, and an answer sheet is available at the bottom of this page.
Our solar system
We have eight planets in our solar system.
They range in size, colour and the speed at which they rotate around the sun.
Can you name all the planets? Can you also name the different parts of the planet we live on, Earth? Download the ‘Name the Planets’ and ‘Location Challenge’ resources.
Palores needs your help
To launch Lorell the Satellite into space, Palores needs to help Cosmic Girl take off from Spaceport Cornwall.
Download the Build Your Own Cosmic Girl, Palores Wordsearch and Palores Colouring In here.
Satellites and space jobs
From 2022 Spaceport Cornwall will launch satellites into space. What are satellites and how long have humans been launching them into space?
Download these resources to discover all about satellites, the history of launch and what kind of jobs there are in the space sector, as well as university courses to help you work in the industry.
Goonhilly earth station
Data sent from satellites like Lorell will be picked up at Goonhilly Earth Station in Cornwall.
Hmmm, something doesn’t look quite right in the control room. Can you help Palores get back on track by completing the spot-the-difference? How are messages from Lorell picked up back on Earth? Complete the dot-to-dot to find out.
Can satellites benefit the earth and environment? What will Cosmic Girl and LauncherOne be launching?
Download the resources below to learn how satellites can benefit the earth and environment. After that challenge yourself to answer some space questions.