Space education materials

Space education materials

Here we introduce a variety of educational materials
with the themes of space and science.

Space education materials awaken children’s spirits

Space education materials consist of those prepared by material development committees involved with JAXA Space Education Center, plus collections of ideas both from space educators throughout Japan and organizations working with JAXA in space education activities.

Space education materials awaken children’s spirits

Space education materials

Sora no Tobira (Portal to Space)

Sora no Tobira (Portal to Space)

Sora no Tobira is an information magazine
edited by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the Young Astronauts Club (YAC).

Open the portal to space!

Sora no Tobira (Soratobi) is an information magazine edited by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the Young Astronauts Club (YAC). It introduces space education activities nationwide and explains in plain language topics related to space, space development, and astronomy, which may be used in the practice of space education.

Open the portal to space!

Sora no Tobira (Portal to Space) in Japanese version

Collections of Useful Resources

Collections of Useful Resources

Educational materials useful for space education are introduced.

A treasure house of useful ideas for space education

Click on the button below to find a collection of links leading to resources useful for space education, such as information about rockets, satellites, and earth observation images.

The linked URLs also include data and images related to space aeronautics and interviews with researchers, which are ideal for introductory topics for classroom lessons, or for inviting students to think about the Earth’s environment or how we will live in the future.

The links also include URLs for children, with easy-to-understand explanations about space-related topics.

A treasure house of useful ideas for space education

Collections of Useful Resources in Japanese version

Video Materials for Space Education

Video Materials for Space Education

The “JAXA Channel” on YouTube introduces a variety of video materials for space education.

Watch and Understand “Space Education”

We provide a variety of video materials with the aim of making children and space educators throughout Japan, as well as people in general, feel closer to “space” and develop their spirits of curiosity, challenge, and craftsmanship through “space.”

The Latest Contents

(Duration:5:11)

Let's advance your communication skills with JAXA astronaut, Akihiko Hoshide!

Communication is critically important for astronauts in space. They communicate between the ISS and the ground controllers, and among astronauts inside and outside the ISS during spacewalk. When something goes wrong, they need to tell the situation accurately by using only words. Therefore, astronauts are required to have advanced communication skills. This education material aims to learn the importance of advancing communication skills through the exercise that one person verbally communicates the features of a figure, while the other person assembles it without looking.

To watch on YouTube

(Duration:07:32)

JAXA Space Education Center

At the JAXA Space Education Center, we are practicing "Space Education" that nurtures children's hopes and dreams. The mysteries of space stimulate children's curiosity and imagination, and mankind's challenge towards outer space stimulates their spirit to be adventurous. Outer space lights the fire within the hearts of the children.

To watch on YouTube

Video Materials for Space Education

Educational Use of the International Space Station (ISS)

Educational Use of
the International Space Station (ISS)

More than 70 countries participate in and develop experiments and research in various fields of study,
making use of the special environment featuring microgravity, a high vacuum, a good field of vision, high radiation, etc.

Use of a Space Environment for Education

The experiments and research at the International Space Station (ISS) contribute to our lives and industries through progress in science, technology, and medicine.

The ISS is also employed in the fields of art and education. At the same time, major participating countries have launched working groups to discuss and implement the cooperative use of the ISS for educational purposes.

JAXA Space Education Center also develops various initiatives that make use of the special space environment of the ISS.

A treasure house of useful ideas for space education

Educational Use of the International Space Station (ISS)

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