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ERIC Number: EJ977119
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1377
Space School
Fitzgerald, Victoria
Education in Science, n247 p22 Apr 2012
Part of the School of Physical Sciences mission and plan is to deliver an effective outreach programme to the community and South East regions to stimulate interest, both in school pupils and the general public, in science. To do this, it offers many activities that are school-based and aimed at students in Key stages 3, 4 and 5 (ages 11-18). There are also some activities for Key stage 2 (age 7-11). As well as activities in schools, School of Physical Sciences runs intensive full-day activities on campus and one of these events is Space School. Opportunities for young people in space science, astronomy, the space industry and commerce have never been better. From planning space missions to observing the universe, from manned spaceflight to global communication, space flight has never had greater impact. Space School, which has been running at the University of Kent since 2001, provides an intensive two-day experience aimed at introducing 11-18 year olds to the many different fields of space activity, and giving them an awareness of the course and career profiles on which they could embark to become tomorrow's space professionals. As well as focusing on space, Space School provides a unique opportunity for young people to experience university life first hand, make many new friends and meet leading members of the British space community. The event is run annually over the first two weekends of August to coincide with the Perseid meteor shower, and is run by members of staff, postgraduate and undergraduate students, all there to help students through their activities and answer any questions that they may have about the research, job opportunities or just about studying and life in general at university.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom