Earth and space
What is the Earth and space strand?
Students will learn about the composition of the Universe and also appreciate how our understanding of its structure has changed over time. They will look at observations and decipher data gathered by astronomers to appreciate where our understanding has come from. They will use models and engage with accepted theories to explain the development of the Universe over time. Students will learn about the journey into space and the science which underpins man’s journey to the stars. With an appreciation for what is beyond our planet, students can debate human activity and its impact on Earth, taking into consideration solutions to climate change, cycling of natural resources and to space exploration itself.