Here we introduce a variety of educational materials
with the themes of space and science.
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
Sora no Tobira is an information magazine edited by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the Young Astronauts Club (YAC).
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.
Sora no Tobira (Portal to Space) in Japanese version
Educational materials useful for space education are introduced.
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.
Collections of Useful Resources in Japanese version
The “JAXA Channel” on YouTube introduces a variety of video materials for 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.”
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
Video Materials for Space Education
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.
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.
Educational Use of the International Space Station (ISS)
JAXA Space Education Center presents the following specially packaged contents.
We provide a special site for original educational materials prepared for learning and classroom lessons, based on lunar data delivered by JAXA's moon orbiting satellite, "Kaguya."