Real World Connections
Discovery of a new solar system
Scientists have landed a new spacecraft on Mars
Dr Katie Bouman: computer scientist whose algorithm made the historic image of a black hole possible. She was among a team of 200 researchers who contributed to the breakthrough. Credit and full articles: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/apr/11/katie-bouman-black-hole-photo ; https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-04-11/black-hole-event-horizon-telescope-five-things-you-might-miss/10993112
Introduction to the solar system
How the solar system began…
Video and NASA poster reference: https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/solar-system-formation/en/
Technology in Space
Interactive website where students can explore technologies invented for space that we use in our everyday lives. https://homeandcity.nasa.gov/
Primary Connections- Earth and Space Science Units
These resources are available for free, for teachers in Australian schools via the Scootle website. Click the links below, to be directed to the resource on the Scootle website. Login via your education network, eg. South Australian Department for Education and Child Development.
If you are not a teacher in an Australian school, the resources can be purchased from this website: https://primaryconnections.org.au/curriculum-resources .