Primary and Secondary Education
Mission X - Train like an astronaut
Participate in the international primary school competition Mission X held in 28 countries worldwide. For this purpose, NASA and ESA have developed a series of exercises and lessons that convey knowledge about space, sports and the importance of healthy food in daily life.
However, there is so much more to space careers than training to become an astronaut!
Austria is determined to motivate the next generation of scientists, data experts and programmers, mechanics and engineers, mathematicians, designers and entrepreneurs with the ability to turn world-shaking ideas into reality.
Build your own CanSat
The competition CanSat is for students aged 14 and above. The task of the participating teams is to build a satellite in beverage can size. Then a rocket transports your spacecraft to a height of several hundred meters and ejects it. During the descent back to the ground, the CanSat has to complete its missions.
A whole universe of materials to inspire children
As part of the ESA's education programme, Austria is home to the European Space Education Resources Office, ESERO based at Ars Electronica Center and funded by BMK. Besides the above mentioned missions, ESERO Austria provides teaching materials and training programs for teachers seeking to encourage primary and secondary level students' awareness of and interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and related careers, particularly related to space activities (ESERO even has all you need to build your first rocket in the classroom). ESERO organises trainings for primary and secondary school teachers, in collaboration with national partners in STEM subject education. Teacher training events are officially accredited as part of ongoing professional development qualifications.
For any further information, don't hesitate to contact our ESERO Austria manager: firstname.lastname@example.org