Curriculum-linked learning resources designed to work in the classroom.

There are lots of names associated with space rocks, so what is the difference? Join the Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomers to find out. They will also explore what space rocks can tell us about our very own planet Earth.

Key stage:
Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
School subject:
Astronomy, Science

In this activity students use star trails to calculate the true rotation period of the Earth. Students can make their own star trails inside the classroom - watch the video 'Making star trails'.

Key stage:
Key Stage 4, Post-16
School subject:
Astronomy, Science

Before introducing the enquiry, these starter activities can help familiarise students with the Tudor world in which Francis Drake and other adventurers set sail. 

Key stage:
Key Stage 2
School subject:
Art, Geography, History, Literacy

Image and object stimulus to help students explore the character of Francis Drake and exploration in Tudor times.

Key stage:
Key Stage 2
School subject:
Art, Geography, History, Literacy

In this classroom activity, students will use bearings to plot constellations. They are then asked to think about what they represent.

Key stage:
Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
School subject:
Astronomy, Maths, Science

In this activity, students will use bearings to plot constellations. They are then asked to think about what they represent.

Key stage:
Key Stage 4
School subject:
Maths, Science

Welcome to the exciting world of exploration, full of adventure, danger and strange discoveries - and plenty of fodder for great story-writing.

Key stage:
Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
School subject:
Literacy

Welcome to the merciless and thieving world of pitiless pirates, full of flintlock pistols, pieces-of-eight and Jolly Rogers – and plenty of fodder for great story writing. 

Key stage:
Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
School subject:
Literacy

Enter the dangerous world of shipwrecks, full of lifeboats, lifebuoys and lifejackets – and plenty of inspiration for great story-writing. 

Key stage:
Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
School subject:
Literacy

Painting of the HM gun-brig Snipe run aground off the beach at Great Yarmouth when 67 died. It is however painted as if Manby’s mortar (lifesaving devise) had already been created and the sailors were saved. 

Key stage:
Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
School subject:
Art

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