|Subjects:||physics & mathematics|
|Level:||lower secondary, upper secondary|
To mark the launch of the Herschel and Planck space observatories, ESA has participated in the production of a wide-ranging series of educational materials related to these two missions. These materials were originally disseminated to German teachers through a collaboration with the German “Wissenschaft in die Schulen!” (WiS! - Science into Schools!) project and the “Sterne und Weltraum” magazine.
The teaching materials include articles written by scientists involved in the missions, as well as didactical material written by educational experts in the field. The materials cover various mission-related topics such as orbits, Lagrange points, the Big Bang and electromagnetic radiation. There are also three educational videos available with English and German subtitles.