Lesson 1: Homes in space

Pupils learn that the International Space Centre (ISS) is a ‘home’ in space for astronauts who travel there and that computers are used to collect data to make sure that human needs are met on the ISS

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding how computers can help humans survive in space

  • Consider human survival needs

  • Retrieving digital content from an interactive map

  • Considering how a computer can be used to monitor data relating to human survival needs

Lesson Plan

Homes in space
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Teacher Video: Homes in space

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ISS map
ISS Explorer sheet questions
ISS Explorer sheet answers
Created by:
Richard Williams,  
Computing specialist
Richard is a Year 6 Teacher at St. Pancras Primary School. Richard’s passion for teaching was recognised when he received Suffolk’s ‘Raising The Bar’ award for Innovation 2016. With his class he made the world’s first guided VR:360 school tour…
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