British astronaut answers questions from school children

Tim Peake has launched a range of free home-teaching and learning support materials ahead of the new term.  

Suitable for ages from 4-19, more than 300 activities and materials have been made available in order to support parents and carers with home learning, with a particular focus on STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and maths. 

Tim Peake also features in a video where he answers school children’s questions about how to become an astronaut. He reveals whether astronauts worry about loo roll running out, discusses pre-launch quarantine and COVID-19 on the International Space Station, and even predicts that one day children will be going into space. 

This content joins a number of astronomical-themed activities for budding space travellers, including ‘Mission X’ which encourages students to train like an astronaut and a Moon Camp Challenge to design a moon camp, with space providing an engaging and exciting way for children to learn about science and mathematics.

Tim Peake said: “I was fortunate enough to become an astronaut, but even if I hadn’t there are so many interesting and exciting careers in space and aviation that are all made possible by STEM subjects. The most important thing, regardless of what field you’d like to work in, is to follow what you’re passionate about; work hard at it, be determined and, while there will be ups-and-downs along the way, you will always see it through.” 

The video and resources can accessed here: 

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