ESA Teach With Space

Cloud Chamber

Cloud chamber, Radioactivity in a cosmic setting - classroom demonstration video, VP03. This video, part of a new series of ESA teaching resources called 'Teach with space', shows an experiment that can be performed by teachers in the classroom to demonstrate radioactive decay trails and cosmic rays in a low cost and easy to assemble cloud chamber.

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Barycentric Balls

This video, part of a new series of ESA teaching resources called 'Teach with space', shows an experiment that can be performed by teachers in the classroom to demonstrate the concept of a barycentre, or centre of mass, and how objects in orbit around each other move.

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Flaming bubbles

This video, part of a new series of ESA teaching resources called 'Teach with space', shows an experiment that can be performed by teachers in the classroom to demonstrate a controlled explosion of methane and use models to visualise balancing chemical equations – key concepts in rocket propulsion.

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Gravity Wells

Gravity wells, Kepler and Newton's laws - classroom demonstration video, VP04. This video, part of a new series of ESA teaching resources called 'Teach with space', shows an experiment that can be performed by teachers in the classroom to demonstrate orbital parameters in gravitational fields.

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Cooking a comet

This video, part of the ESA 'Teach with space' series, shows an experiment that can be performed by teachers in the classroom to demonstrate what a comet nucleus is made of. Some of the ingredients are surprising suggesting that comets have played an important role in the evolution of the Solar System and possibly also the evolution of Earth and life.

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Whoosh Bottle

Whoosh bottle, Newton's laws and rockets - classroom demonstration video, VP01. This video, part of a new series of ESA teaching resources called 'Teach with space', shows an experiment that can be performed by teachers in the classroom to demonstrate Newton's laws, especially action-reaction, and their application to rocketry

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Doppler Effect

Doppler effect, Communication and motion in space - classroom demonstration video, VP05. This video, part of a new series of ESA teaching resources called 'Teach with space', shows an experiment that can be performed by teachers in the classroom to demonstrate the change in observed wavelengths and frequencies of waves emitted from sources in relative motion to an observer.

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Mini whoosh bottle

This video, part of a new series of ESA teaching resources called 'Teach with space', shows an experiment that can be performed by teachers in the classroom to demonstrate exothermic oxidation reactions and explores why rockets need to carry their own oxygen into space.

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Marble-ous ellipsis

In order to understand the orbits of planets, comets, and other celestial bodies, it is necessary to examine the principles of how gravity and the velocity of an object interact to produce an orbit. It is a common misconception among students that planetary orbits are circular.

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