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Secondary schools

Discover the secrets of the universe and space travel!

Our space lessons are interactive, we do experiments and we tune the content to the level of the group. For secondary schools we offer space classes and guided tours.

Guided tours


All ages: Adapted to the level of the students
Language: Dutch or English
Time: 60 minutes
Curriculum: 4

In addition to the space lessons, we provide educational tours with a guide. The tour leads through the permanent space exhibition and lasts for approximately one hour. A guided tour will include our highlights: the Soyuz Capsule by André Kuipers, the ISS and the Ariane rocket. A tour can always be adapted to the available knowledge of the group or a school project. The tours can easily be combined with a space lesson.

Space Class

Back to the moon


All ages: Adapted to the level of the students
Language: Dutch or English
Time: 60 minutes
Curriculum: 2, 29 and 34 

There has been no one on the moon since 1972. Before 2030 NASA wants to change that and send astronauts to the moon. In this space class we will delve deeper in the new moon-missies.

At the end of the space class the students know:

  • Basic information about the moon.
  • How the first missions to the moon came about.
  • Which satellites are now active around and on the moon.
  • How the new moon mission of 2024 come into being.
  • The conditions of living on the moon.

Space class

Space travel and Astronomy


Age: 12 -13 years
Language: Dutch or English
Time: 60 minutes
Curriculum: 4, 29, 30 and 31

In this space lecture various interactive illustrations will be used to explain how a rocket works and how it is like to be an astronaut. Subsequently, the creation of our universe and deep space missions will be discussed.

At the end of the space class the students know:

  • What is in the universe.
  • How the distances in the universe are calculated.
  • The first animal and humans who visited space.
  • The requirements for becoming an astronaut.
  • How the astronauts go to space.
  • The daily life of the astronauts in the ISS.
  • The return of the astronauts to earth.

Space class

The life of an astronaut


All ages: adapted to the level of the students
Language: Dutch or English
Time: 60 minutes
Curriculum: 4, 29, 30 and 31

Our lecturer will elaborate on the activities of an astronaut while residing at the International Space Station. Also the general preparations and the trajectory of a Space Flight will be discussed. Our lecturer will also provide illustrations that visualize disorientation and other odd circumstances.

At the end of the space class the students know:

  • De voorwaarden om zelf astronaut te worden.
  • The requirements for becoming an astronaut.
  • How the astronauts train for space.
  • How the astronauts go to space.
  • The daily life of the astronauts in the ISS.
  • The kind of experiments the astronauts perform in the ISS.
  • The return of the astronauts to earth.

Space class

Forward Mars


All ages: adapted to the level of the students
Language: Dutch or English
Time: 60 minutes
Curriculum: 4, 29, 30 and 31

In the near future humankind will space travel to the planet Mars. What needs to be taken into account for such a the space travel and can we even survive on the red planet? These questions and the wicked problems that need to be solved before we can undertake our journey to Mars will be discussed in this lecture.

At the end of the space class the students know:

  • Basic information about Mars.
  • How to land a rover / lander on Mars.
  • Which rovers / landers have landed on Mars.
  • Which satellites are now active around and on Mars.
  • The journey of astronauts to Mars.
  • The consequences of space travel to Mars.
  • How to live on Mars.

Space class

The hubble telescope


Age: 16 and older
Language: Dutch or English
Time: 60 minutes
Curriculum: 4, 29 and 33

Thanks to the Hubble telescope we learned more about the universe than all the executed research in previous centuries. In this lesson is explained what objects can be seen on the images made by the Hubble. Furthermore, attention will be paid to the functioning of a space telescope and the necessary maintenance executed by astronauts.

At the end of the space class the students know:

  • Why a space telescope is better than a ground telescope.
  • The origin of the Hubble.
  • Basis information about the Hubble.
  • That there are several missions to maintain the Hubble.
  • The goals of the Hubble.
  • Hubble's discoveries.