Deep Space Diary

By June 5, 2019Primary Schools

Deep Space Diary

A free primary STEM programme taking students to the ultimate frontier.

Space Observers, we need your help! Experts think there may be life in far distant galaxies. Can you help us build the world’s most powerful telescope so we can explore the universe?

The Deep Space Diary is a free primary programme that combines STEM learning with a breadth of subjects for KS2/P5-7. Students create their own book as they adventure through Deep Space with the James Webb Space Telescope and a team of awesome space and engineering experts. By completing 60+ hours of curriculum-linked, creative activities, students learn about the history of space observation; explore our Solar System; learn about light, colour and infrared; engineer their own space telescope; unearth the wonders of the Universe and much more. Flexible, easy-to-use and fully supported by a suite of teaching resources, the Deep Space Diary empowers non-specialist educators to teach STEM while engaging children through hands-on, personalised learning.

The Deep Space Diary will launch in Spring of 2019, and 15,000 copies will be available for free to UK schools. We are particularly keen to reach those with a high percentage of free school meals/pupil premium. The Diary will also be available for free to download from the website (coming soon) which will house a suite of teaching materials, lesson plans and multimedia resources.

Published by Curved House Kids, the Deep Space Diary is the third book book in the Discovery Diary series, which uses visual and creative pedagogies to deliver complex STEM topics in an accessible way. Through this model, students are encouraged to imagine, question, research, visualise, analyse, problem solve and to ‘think like a scientist’. This unique approach is designed to empower every student to participate fully in STEM learning.

From Thursday 13th June, primary schools in the UK are invited to register at discoverydiaries.org for a chance to receive a free box of 30 Deep Space Diaries plus stickers and a Mission Log poster for their class. Books will be allocated to schools on a first come, first served basis with priority given to those in disadvantaged areas or with a higher percentage of free school meals. Other schools, home educating families and community groups can also register to access the free online programme, or purchase printed diaries via the online bookshop. Books will be delivered in September 2019, at the beginning of the new school year.