Your child has been using our Space loans box in school. NUSTEM loans boxes are linked to STEM careers and contain original objects and replicas that can be handled and used as part of classroom activities. While using the resources in the boxes, children get the opportunity to try out and explore some of the skills, techniques, equipment and ideas that STEM professionals use on a day-to-day basis.
With our space loans box, children can visit Mars with Rosie the Rover, build a Mars landscape and create their own Mars rovers using our Duplo set.
Try this at home
Visit our NUSTEM at home Constellation Tubes page to build your own constellation telescope and look up to the stars. All you need is a toilet roll tube, scissors, glue, our constellation print out and a sharp pencil.
Careers links – what is a satellite engineer?
Satellite engineers are involved in the development of satellites which are launched for specific purposes such as communications, atmospheric studies or navigation. They design satellite command systems that remotely control satellite activities from ground stations and keep satellites functioning properly. Satellite engineers also collect data that tracks satellite behaviour and write status reports.
Careers linked to the Space loans box
Your child may have looked at these careers at school.
Each career has 3 personal qualities to focus on. We call these attributes. We want to show children that they already have the skills that they need to have a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM).