The Rosetta spacecraft was sent on a mission to comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Part of its mission was to deploy a lander, Philae, on the surface of the comet. The resource contains seven activities themed around the mission:
Using interactive games, children will learn to recognise the names of the eight planets in the Solar System and they will learn that planets revolve around the Sun.
Children will learn the difference between a star and a ‘falling star’, and how friction can cause heating effects.
In this activity, students learn about craters that can be created by impacts from space.
This activity uses the context of Philae's landing to: explain why unsupported objects fall towards Earth.
Weight on other Celestial Bodies
The series of activities in this resource helps children to understand the difference between mass and weight.
Distances in the Solar System
In this resource, children are guided through activities which will help them to use models to understand the scale of the solar system.
What use is Solar Power?
Solar power is vital to the operation of satellites and to the Rosetta spacecraft. This activity requires children to make a solar powered vehicle, using solar panels, a motor and gear and other simple materials.