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

A classifying and plotting activity based on the Citizen Science project ‘Galaxy Zoo’ which explores issues of sample size and personal bias as well as the distribution of galaxy types in the Universe.

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

Produce a series of drawings or photographs of three lunar surface features.

Key stage:
GCSE
School subject:
Astronomy

Measure/estimate the density of stars, parallel with and perpendicular to the plane of the Milky Way.

Key stage:
GCSE
School subject:
Astronomy

Observe a meteor shower, record meteor trails, estimate magnitudes and locate radiant.

Key stage:
GCSE
School subject:
Astronomy

Produce a series of drawings or photos showing the progress of an eclipse.

Key stage:
GCSE
School subject:
Astronomy

Observe and make drawings or photos of three constellations, recording details and magnitudes.

Key stage:
GCSE
School subject:
Astronomy

Produce a series drawings or photos to show the passage of a celestial event.

Key stage:
GCSE
School subject:
Astronomy

A6: Use a shadow stick to record the Sun's direction.B6: Compare the time on a sundial with local mean time.

Key stage:
GCSE
School subject:
Astronomy

Use repeated observations or long-exposure photos of the faintest stars to quantify the effect of light pollution.

Key stage:
GCSE
School subject:
Astronomy

Use pinhole or telescope to project the Sun's image; record Sunspots to determine the Sun's rotation period.

Key stage:
GCSE
School subject:
Astronomy

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