A total of 4 resources have been produced to support CanSat teams.

Each resource contains a teacher guide and accompanying student worksheets. Students become familiar with the main components of a CanSat for completing the Primary Mission, and understand how radio waves are used to transmit information for both everyday devices and a CanSat. Students will also learn how to design the parachute for their CanSat and how the basic laws of Physics apply during a CanSat’s descent.


Getting Started with CanSat

This module outlines the main features of the Primary Mission for CanSat. In the Primary Mission, teams must measure the temperature and pressure and send the […]

Design your parachute

This resource gives students a brief overview of the different options available when building their CanSat parachute. Students will learn about the underlying physics of parachutes […]

Communicating with Radio – Ground Control to Major CanSat

To understand how everyday devices like mobile phones, routers and satellites work, we need to understand what radio waves are and how we can transmit information […]

Meet Arduino! – Introduction to Arduino computing

Students will explore technology used in space through the Arduino tool. They will build circuits to blink an LED and to measure temperature, pressure and altitude. […]