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Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut

Train Like an Astronaut is an international challenge for 8 to 12 year olds which focuses on health, science, fitness and nutrition.There are lots of free resources to help educators teach the principles of health and exercise, using a space context.

Teachers
8-12 year olds
Practical Action

Free STEM science, design and technology resources fit the UK curriculum designed to engage children in real world issues including climate change, renewable energy, food security and disaster preparedness.

Teachers
5-16 year olds
Food Standards Agency

UK Government advice on eating healthily. Find out hygiene ratings of schools and businesses which serve food.

Teachers, Parents
11-18 year olds
Undercover Time Explorer

Go back in time to help prepare a feast of food and drink for Henry VIII in his Tudor kitchens at Hampton Court palace. Don't make the wrong choices or you could lose your job as a servant to the king.

Pupils
7-11 year olds
Packaging

An informative look at packaging with advice on making 'green' choices.

Teachers, Pupils
11-16 year olds
Nuffield Primary Design and Technology

Great design and technology teaching units which include lesson by lesson teaching guidance, a listing of new vocabulary, a description of links to other subjects and full details of resource requirements. Free to register on the site.

Teachers
5-11 year olds
Family Lives

Family Lives is a UK charity offering advice and support on all aspects of family life including parenting and bullying.

Parents
3-18 year olds
Eat Well

A site packed with information on how to keep well through healthy eating.

Teachers, Parents
11-18 year olds
Something Fishy

A series of lessons on water and fish including how they differ from other animals. It looks at the features of different animals groups, food chains and the nutritional value of fish. The section on water would be good on an interactive whiteboard.

Teachers, Pupils, Parents
10-13 year olds
Planet Under Pressure

BBC News Online explores our planet's most pressing environmental issues. The site takes a look at six areas where a crisis could be brewing: food, water, energy, climate change, biodiversity and pollution.

Teachers, Pupils
14-18 year olds
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