Kick off the school year with a galaxy of free resources from Encyclopaedia Britannica!

Britannica Digital Learning

Britannica Digital Learning are leading providers of digital learning products. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., is a global digital educational publisher with products that provide timely, relevant and trustworthy information and instructional products used in schools, universities, homes, libraries and workplaces throughout the world. Britannica Digital Learning work closely with schools, parents and educators, designing products for the 21st-century classroom and today’s home learning environments. They are a pioneer in digital education, and their products are marked by engaging and trustworthy content.

Follow @Britannica_UK

Website: www.britannica.co.uk Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

"The Apollo 11 mission is a landmark event of the 20th century; its 50th anniversary provides us with the perfect time not only to revisit that event with its full historical and scientific context but also to take an engaging and provocative look into what comes next in humanity’s insuperable quest to explore other worlds. For 250 years ago, Britannica has provided factual information to broaden our appreciation and understanding of the world around us. The launch of the Space Next 50 website marks the beginning of Britannica’s yearlong journey to examine our past, present, and future in space. More content will be added, and we invite readers to participate and be part of it."

Encyclopaedia Britannica has introduced Space Next 50, an engaging interactive look at space exploration in its many dimensions, with historical perspectives, biographies of major figures, quizzes, videos, statistics and some philosophical reflections on humanity’s enduring quest to transcend the boundaries of our planet. Comprehensive and multifaceted, the program which is free of charge to use, captures all the drama of the 1960s race between the United States and the Soviet Union to be the first to land on the Moon It’s ideal for students, teachers, space buffs anyone who’s curious about space exploration. Features include:

  • A complete timeline of the events that led up to the 1969 Moon landing, beginning with pioneering rocket scientist Robert Goddard’s suggestion in 1920 that it could and should be done.
  • Riveting facts and statistics, such as: there are 170 billion galaxies in the observable universe. (How many people, do you think, have orbited the Earth since Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first to do so in 1961? The answer may surprise you.)
  • Videos, including actual footage of the Moon taken on the Apollo 11 and other missions, and President John F. Kennedy’s famous 1961 speech at Rice University kicking the race against the Soviet Union into high gear and resolving to put an American on the Moon “before this decade is out.”
  • In-depth articles covering Apollo 11 and subsequent missions, the history of the space program, and biographies of key people, from astronauts such as Neil Armstrong, John Glenn and Sally Ride to Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, three notable African-American women who were vital to the space program working behind the scenes.
  • The site even tackles the conspiracy theory, popular in some esoteric circles, that the Moon landing never happened, that it was somehow faked.

The launch of the website marks the beginning of what the company says will be “a yearlong journey to examine our past, present, and future in space.” More content will be added, and they invite readers to participate and be part of it. Britannica’s Space Next 50 is available at https://www.britannica.com/explore/space/.

Register for free to continue reading
Registration is a free and easy way to support us.
When you register, you'll join a grassroots community where you can:
• Enjoy unlimited access to articles
• Get recommendations tailored to your interests
• Attend virtual events with our leading contributors
Register Now
Login

Latest stories

  • How to handle stress while teaching in a foreign country
    How to handle stress while teaching in a foreign country

    Teaching English in a foreign country is likely to be one of the most demanding experiences you'll ever have. It entails relocating to a new country, relocating to a new home, and beginning a new career, all of which are stressful in and of themselves, but now you're doing it all at once. And you'll have to converse in a strange language you may not understand.

  • Is Learning Fun for You, Teacher?
    Is Learning Fun for You, Teacher?

    Over the weekend, my family of five went to an Orlando theme park, and I decided we should really enjoy ourselves by purchasing an Unlimited Quick Queue pass. It was so worth the money! We rode every ride in the park at least twice, but one ride required us to ride down a rapidly flowing river, which quenched us with water. It was incredible that my two-year-old was laughing as well. We rode the Infinity Falls ride four times in one day—BEST DAY EVER for FAMILY FUN in the Sun! The entire experience was epic, full of energizing emotions and, most importantly, lots of smiles. What made this ride so cool was that the whole family could experience it together, the motions were on point, and the water was the icing on the cake. It had been a while since I had that type of fun, and I will never forget it.

  • Free recycling-themed resources for KS1 and KS2
    Free recycling-themed resources for KS1 and KS2

    The Action Pack is back for the start of the brand new school year, just in time for Recycle Week 2021 on 20 - 26 September, to empower pupils to make the world a better and more sustainable place. The free recycling-themed resources are designed for KS1 and KS2 and cover the topics of Art, English, PSHE, Science and Maths and have been created to easily fit into day-to-day lesson planning.

  • Inspire your pupils with Emma Raducanu
    Inspire your pupils with Emma Raducanu

    Following the exceptional performance from British breakthrough star Emma Raducanu, who captured her first Grand Slam at the US Open recently, Emmamania is already inspiring pupils aged 4 - 11 to get more involved in tennis - and LTA Youth, the flagship
    programme from The LTA, the governing body of tennis in Britain, has teachers across the country covered.

  • 5 ways to boost your school's eSafety
    5 ways to boost your school's eSafety

    eSafety is a term that constantly comes up in school communities, and with good reason. Students across the world are engaging with technology in ways that have never been seen before. This article addresses 5 beginning tips to help you boost your school’s eSafety. 

  • Tackling inequality in EdTech
    Tackling inequality in EdTech

    We have all been devastated by this pandemic that has swept the world in a matter of weeks. Schools have rapidly had to change the way they operate and be available for key workers' children. The inequalities that have long existed in communities and schools are now being amplified by the virus.

  • EdTech review & The Curriculum Lab
    EdTech review & The Curriculum Lab

    The world is catching up with a truth that we’ve championed at Learning Ladders for the last 5 years - that children’s learning outcomes are greatly improved by teachers, parents and learners working in partnership. 

  • Reducing primary to secondary transition stress
    Reducing primary to secondary transition stress

    As school leaders grapple with the near impossible mission to start bringing more students into schools from 1st June, there are hundreds of thousands of Year 6 pupils thinking anxiously about their move to secondary school.

  • Generation Z and online tutoring: natural bedfellows?
    Generation Z and online tutoring: natural bedfellows?

    The K-12 online tutoring market is booming around the world, with recent research estimating it to grow by 12% per year over the next five years, a USD $60bn increase. By breaking down geographic barriers and moving beyond the limits of local teaching expertise, online tutoring platforms are an especially valuable tool for those looking to supplement their studies in the developing world, and students globally are increasingly signing up to online tuition early on in their secondary education schooling. 

  • Employable young people or human robots?
    Employable young people or human robots?

    STEM skills have been a major focus in education for over a decade and more young people are taking science, technology, engineering, and maths subjects at university than ever before, according to statistics published by UCAS. The downside of this is that the UK is now facing a soft skills crisis and the modern world will also require children to develop strong social skills as the workplaces are transformed by technology. 

In order to make our website better for you, we use cookies!

Some firefox users may experience missing content, to fix this, click the shield in the top left and "disable tracking protection"