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Explore the wonders of the solar system with Espresso

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Space and the Solar System

Explore the wonders of the solar system with Espresso

Uncover the Mysteries of the Solar System

The solar system is vast, but Espresso can help you cover it! From learning about the Sun, Moon and Earth, to discovering some of the most extreme planets in the universe, you’ll find ready-to-use resources, intriguing videos and aligned activities within Espresso. 

Detailed teacher guides show you how to make the most of Espresso’s resources, including key vocabulary, areas for assessment and cross-curricular links. 

Evidence Key Stage 2 Science curriculum objectives with a range of printable worksheets or easily customisable resources to suit the needs of your class. 

Uncover the Mysteries of the Solar System

The solar system is vast, but Espresso can help you cover it! From learning about the Sun, Moon and Earth, to discovering some of the most extreme planets in the universe, you’ll find ready-to-use resources, intriguing videos and aligned activities within Espresso. 

Detailed teacher guides show you how to make the most of Espresso’s resources, including key vocabulary, areas for assessment and cross-curricular links. 

Evidence Key Stage 2 Science curriculum objectives with a range of printable worksheets or easily customisable resources to suit the needs of your class. 

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Interactive KS2 Ressources

Keeping pupils engaged can be tricky. But with interactive resources, fun group activities and solar system quizzes, you’re sure to find something to suit every class!

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Incredible Imagery

Fed up with pixelated images? Espresso gives you a bank of high-quality satellite imagery of the Earth, Sun, Moon and planets to explore with your pupils. 

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Informative Videos

Take a tour around NASA’s Goodard Space Flight Center, see what life is like inside the International Space Station and join the search for Earth’s twin with Espresso’s bank of exciting videos!

Teacher Support

Resources, guidance and ideas on how to best use our wide range of resources are all part of the package with Espresso – we even address common misconceptions! 

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They make connections quickly, because they enjoy the videos so much! The clips are short and to the point and the explanations are simple.”

Jenny, Class Teacher, Alehousewells Primary School

Get To Know Our Solar System

Get to know our Solar System resource

Espresso’s bank of videos transports pupils through the solar system, learning about each planet along the way. These short, engaging videos contain detailed planet models and useful facts for pupils to use in follow-up activities, like creating their own fact files!

Travel to the Moon!

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Here’s an activity that’s sure to keep all pupils engaged – a 3D virtual field trip to the Moon! Pupils drive across the Moon’s surface, launch and fly a rocket to return home safely to Earth. With realistic sound effects and incredible graphics, this is something your class won’t forget!

Earth, Sun and Moon

Travel to the Moon resource

Learn about the movement of the Earth, Sun and Moon, how we can use the sun to tell the time, and the different phases of the moon through insightful videos, pre-made resources and fun quizzes! 

Evidence Learning Easily

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We know evidencing learning is important. Whether you’re looking for a ready-to-use worksheet that ticks off curriculum objectives, or a fun whole-class activity (ever made a human sundial?), you’ll find everything you need to help pupils show their understanding of the solar system within Espresso.

Home Learning for KS2

Home learning example worksheets

Need to practice the order of the planets? Want to make sure your pupils understand how the Earth, Sun and Moon move relative to each other? You can easily assign any videos, resources or activities for pupils to review at home at the click of a button. Pupils can even create presentations using content found on Espresso to showcase their learning.

Get to Know Our Solar System

Espresso’s bank of videos transports pupils through the solar system, learning about each planet along the way. These short, engaging videos contain detailed planet models and useful facts for pupils to use in follow-up activities, like creating their own fact files!

Get to know our Solar System resource
Travel to the moon graphic

Travel to the Moon!

Here’s an activity that’s sure to keep all pupils engaged – a 3D virtual field trip to the Moon! Pupils drive across the Moon’s surface, launch and fly a rocket to return home safely to Earth. With realistic sound effects and incredible graphics, this is something your class won’t forget! 

Earth, Sun and Moon

Learn about the movement of the Earth, Sun and Moon, how we can use the sun to tell the time, and the different phases of the moon through insightful videos, pre-made resources and fun quizzes! 

Travel to the Moon resource
example of a variety of resources

Evidence Learning Easily

We know evidencing learning is important. Whether you’re looking for a ready-to-use worksheet that ticks off curriculum objectives, or a fun whole-class activity (ever made a human sundial?), you’ll find everything you need to help pupils show their understanding of the solar system within Espresso.

Home Learning for KS2

Need to practice the order of the planets? Want to make sure your pupils understand how the Earth, Sun and Moon move relative to each other? You can easily assign any videos, resources or activities for pupils to review at home at the click of a button. Pupils can even create presentations using content found on Espresso to showcase their learning.

Home learning example worksheets

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