School Projects

For students

Each year, the European Space Agency organises projects for primary and secondary schools in which pupils and their teachers can take part.

Mission X

In this mission, you and your students will learn more about outer space, healthy nutrition and space science. You and your students will undergo astronaut training together. Each completed activity earns your class points that allow the astronauts Luna and Leo to get one step closer to the moon. Hopefully, thanks to your help, they will make it to the Moon!

Age : 8 – 12 years old

Climate Detectives

Climate protection is obviously a very important issue today! Take up this global problem together with your class. Pupils should define a climate-related problem in their local environment, then take measurements and collect data to think about suggestions for improvement or solutions. The best ideas are presented to the European Space Agency.

Age : 12 – 19 years old

Junior Climate Detectives

Talk about the environment with your C3 or C4 class. Pupils take measurements, collect data and then come up with solutions. The best ideas are rewarded.

Age : 8 – 12 years old

Astro Pi

You want to get your class enthusiastic about programming and want to explore space with your students? Then the Astro Pi competition is just for you! Write, together with your class, a computer program that can perform interesting measurements in space. The best and most creative programs will then be sent to the Astro Pi computers in the International Space Station and the collected data will be made available to you and your class for analysis.

Mission Zero : ≤ 14 years old
Mission Space Lab : ≤ 19 years old

Moon camp

What does an astronaut need to survive on the moon for a long time? How can an astronaut protect himself from meteorites? Which scientific experiments should be carried out on the moon? At the Moon Camp Challenge, your students will learn about the moon and use 3D software to design the future moon campsite for astronauts! The European Space Agency rewards the best designs with great prizes.

MoonCamp Discovery for children from 6 to 19 years old
MoonCamp Explorers for children from 6 to 14 years old
MoonCamp Pioneers for children from 13 to 19 years old


Build together with your class can-sized satellites and launch them with a rocket high up! The challenge will be to equip a small soft drink can with the necessary systems such as sensors and a communication system so that this small satellite can carry out scientific experiments and land safely back on Earth.

Age : 15 – 19 years old

Water Rocket Challenge

Build a water rocket together with your class! The challenge is to land a compressed air rocket, using water as propulsion, to get as close as possible to the 70 metre mark.

Age : 8 – 19 years old