EnhanceTV celebrates World Space Week

world space week

Join EnhanceTV for a space odyssey through the stars with video content from satellites. 

World Space Week runs from the 4th to the 10th of October and is celebrated across the world in over 96 countries. Every year, World Space Week has a theme, this theme explores the wonders and mysteries of the vast sky above and the technologies that help us explore its vast celestial terrains. 

Related collection: Exploring space for primary students

The theme this year is “Satellites Improve Life.”

A theme dedicated to exploring the role satellites play in our everyday lives; from enhancing communication; taking us to places never seen before; GPS navigation; forecasting weather, and providing information on the state of our environment. Satellite technology is integral to our development on planet earth and understanding the mysteries of the universe. 

With advances in technology, satellites have not only become more advanced, but more accessible. So accessible that even schools can send their own satellites to space.

What role do satellites play in our everyday lives?

Orbiting thousands of kilometres above planet earth, satellites fly through the sky helping us to solve everyday problems.

  • Watching our favourite teams live! 

Live-streaming of sports events are transferred from the football field to your screen via satellite signals.

  • Harvesting Crops 

From earth to table, satellites help farmers determine the best time to plant and harvest crops to get fruit, veggies and grains to the store and to our tables. 

  • Tracking parcels 

Tracking your parcel and making sure it gets delivered on time! Navigation satellites track your parcel from the original location to your destination, giving you timely updates on where in the world your parcel is. 

  • Weather forecasting 

Should we rug up or dress down? Let’s check the weather forecast on our phones! Satellites provide integral data and imaging to help us forecast the weather.

Help students navigate their way through the night sky with ABC’s Stargazing for Beginners Series. 

Come outside. Look up at the Milky Way, sweeping from the southwest horizon to the northeast. All you need for a good night’s gaze is yourself, a good idea of where south and east are, and your hands.

Students make their own satellites!

In this clip, find out about what satellites do and how they impact your life almost every day without you probably even realizing it. Then, join a group of kids that find a creative way to make satellites of their own and are able to gather information such as weather conditions.

Earth from Space 

See just how our earth looks from space with high-tech satellites that zoom right in on our planet. Earth from space captures our earth in a level of detail like never before.

What on earth? 

Come along for the journey as scientists unravel the mysteries of planet earth. 

Discover the real-world application of satellites in schools with the Schools and Satellites project: a project that measures precipitation patterns to improve water management. Find out more about how you and your students can participate in this project here: go to project.

Discover NASA’s practical classroom activities to build student knowledge on satellites and their application

Tracking Water Using NASA Satellite Data

Using real data from NASA’s GRACE satellites, students will track water mass changes in the U.S.

Marsbound! Mission to the Red Planet

This board-game activity teaches students the process of design, engineering and technology for a mission to Mars

Fired Up Over Math: Studying Wildfires from Space

Students learn how scientists assess wildfires using remote sensing and solve related maths problems, appropriate for various grade levels.

Satellites are used by companies large and small to gather information for Nasa, connect phone companies around the world and provide us with information about our earth and the status of our environment. 

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