The Universe in School Programme (UITS) is an interdisciplinary space, astronomy, and STEM education program with complete integration with the class-wise curriculum for all age groups. It is completely based on hands-on, experiential, and exploratory learning pedagogies.
It familiarizes students with astronomy and space sciences through an integrated curriculum-based academic educational program along with the setting up of astronomy labs and a trained educator in school. The program is accompanied by workshops, outreach events, competitions, trips, projects, and parent and teacher engagement and is organized throughout the academic year for all the classes (K–12).
We have derived the concept of establishing UITS in a way that is fully customizable, dynamic, empowering, simple, effective, and sustainable. It is a self-sustaining model, thereby requiring no additional funding from the school.
We strive for bringing new things, ways to popularize science.
We empower students by “I do=I learn” concept and build curiosity.
Our aim is to bring astronomy programmes to as many people as possible. Note: Students are conducting Paridhi at Barapulla location.
Astronomy shouldn’t be just limited to urban centres but rural areas too. Thus, we brought Telescope on bike programme.
An experiential learning K-12 school program developed by the team of educationists, science communicators and astronomers. A unit of SPACE-India group, established in 2001.
UITS is a unique model that popularizes Astronomy and Space Sciences through a L-STEM-A Curriculum based educational program. The program positions the school as a modern and futuristic institution, working to provide better education and knowledge to its students.
EBEL-Enquiry based Experiential Learning
Experiential Learning is the practice of learning through doing. It encourages the students to have first-hand experiences with the materials, rather than learning through someone’s elseexperiences in textbook or lecture.
International Collaborative Learning Research Programs
This program provides students a platform to engage in various practical experiences and participate in various projects, competitions, events, and celebrations such as- AIASC, ISS EarthKAM, Project Paridhi etc.
Machine Equipment Exploration and Scientific Skill Training
This program redefine Experiential Learning, Lively interactions, International Projects, Unravelling the sky and so on
Scientific Skill Training
Scientific Skills such as inquiry, problem-solving, thinking and learning are an integral part of a good science education. It helps teachers to integrate learning skills into teaching of scientific content.
Opportunity and Inspire through Interaction
The UITS Program gives an opportunity to the students to meet and communicate with renowned astronomers and astronauts around the world and visit various international space agencies like NASA, Euro Space Center, etc. through our tour programs.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Students from Grade K-12 can enroll for the program. Based on the school’s decision, we execute 1 session per class in a fortnight or 2 sessions per class in a month along with various events, projects, competitions etc.
SPACE Astronomy Club is a co-curricular activity, and educators visit the schools only for the club sessions conducted throughout the year.
SPACE Explorers Workshop is a curriculum support program, and schools can opt for sets of 4.6 and 8 workshops based on their requirement. Like in the Astronomy Club, the educators will only visit the school for conducting the workshops.
Universe in the School is a curriculum integrated program for all age groups. An Astronomy Lab is set up in the school along with a trained educator dedicated to the school. Educator conduct workshops, outreach events, competitions, trips, projects, parent and teacher engagement throughout the academic year.
No, we do not provide any take away home kit for students in the Universe In the School Program, they will use the kits provided in their Astronomy Lab and if interested can purchase it from SPACE Arcade website.
The cost of the program varies based on the execution decided by the school.