ISS 3-D Teaching Tool: Spaceflight Challenge I

Become an astronaut on the International Space Station! Spaceflight Challenge 1 features science topics from across the secondary schools European curricula.

This products can be enjoyed as a role playing adventure game or as a set of interactive exercises that can be accesses in any order. Full scientific explanations and background information are provided.

Spaceflight Challenge 1 includes:

  • A fully navigable 3-D model of the interior and exterior of the International Space Station (ISS) orbiting above the Earth.
  • 26 science tasks, each with 3 or 4 interactive subtasks, a link to reference material, and a scientific simulation for students to experiment with.
  • Access to detailed scores and reports for teachers.
  • Teacher access to guides and classroom tools.
  • 60 data cards with information about the ISS facilities.
  • 6 spontaneous challenges which students must solve in real time
  • Two 3-D simulation activities.
  • A video briefing about the ISS and life on board.

Spaceflight Challenge 1 is installed from the download link to the right. It comes with a manual to help you quickly get started. Twelve ESA Member State languages are included in the install file.

The didactical content of the ISS 3-D Teaching Tool has been developed together with the Norwegian Space Centre (NSC) and the Norwegian National Centre for Space Related Education (NAROM).

To get your copy

Teachers can download a free copy of the ISS 3-D Teaching Tool by clicking on the link to the right.

For any questions or problems with the tool, please contact isseducationteam[@]esa.int.

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