The 2023 Kids in Space program with the Australian Space Agency and The Andy Thomas Space Foundation for 10,000 students, hundreds of teachers and 70+ schools across Australia has been a resounding success.
Check out the highlights from the student showcases and state/territory finals and the
professional development days for teachers held in every state/territory.
We’re now planning for Kids in Space 2024 so register your school’s interest now.
Kids in Space is a sponsored space education program for each state and territory that offers industry links and real-world learning opportunities. Kids in Space is designed to encourage younger students to engage with the nation’s growing space ecosystem, introduce them to space technology and different jobs within the space industry and spark their interest in a space career.
At the showcase days held in each state or territory, a team from one of the schools was selected as the state or territory winner. This winning team (limited to 1-2 teachers + 6-8 students) was flown to Adelaide, SA, for the national showcase at the Australian Space Discovery Centre
We can accommodate 2-5 teachers per school (more by negotiation) for the professional development days. We can accommodate unlimited classes and students in a school to do the Kids in Space program. We can accommodate 4-6 students per class and an accompanying teacher for the showcase days.
The Kids in Space program has been designed for grades 3-8 students. If you would like to do Kids in Space with other grade levels please email us at email@example.com with the subject ‘Kids in Space grade inquiry’ and we will see what we can do.
Yes, absolutely! If your school is chosen for Kids in Space, you will receive all of the benefits on top of your existing Makers Empire subscription: your Makers Empire subscription will simply be extended for another year.
Sure! We have had many smaller, regional and area schools participate in our programs before. We encourage all interested schools to apply.