Commemorate 50 years since the first Moon landing and discover why scientists are staring into space

From asteroids to astronomy, discover how the frontiers of space exploration have been pushed by humans, celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing, and learn about planets, stars and galaxies. Find out how WA continues to play an important role in space exploration, and how to explore the Universe while keeping your feet planted firmly on the ground.These resources support the WA Curriculum: Science and HASS.

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Part 1: Our place in space

What is the difference between a planet and a moon, and is the Sun really a star? Investigate our Solar System and the human endeavours to explore and find out more about the Universe we live in. Did a space station really crash in WA?

Part 2: To infinity and beyond

Every day we rely on energy sources to switch on everything from lights and televisions, to mobile phones and computers and even to make and store our food. Making better choices about the electrical products that you buy and how you use them can not only save you money, but also help the environment.

Part 3: One small step

July 20, 2019 marked 50 years since Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the Moon. Find out what was involved in this historic mission, and why it still resonates as one of the greatest human achievements.

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Developed with thanks to support from ICRAR.
© Seven West Media Education 2019. These resources are for classroom use only, and may not be used or reproduced for any other purpose.

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