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

Use estimates of the magnitude of a variable star over time to determine its period.

Key stage:
GCSE
School subject:
Astronomy

Produce detailed drawings/photos of at least three Messier/NGC objects.

Key stage:
GCSE
School subject:
Astronomy

Use long-exposure photos of circumpolar stars to determine the length of the sidereal day.

Key stage:
GCSE
School subject:
Astronomy

Hello stargazers! On this page you will find free worksheets and coursework guides to help you with GCSE Astronomy, along with suggested videos to watch. 

Key stage:
GCSE
School subject:
Astronomy

Royal Observatory astronomer Liz shows us the expanding nature of the Universe and how this affects the light reaching us from distant galaxies, some of which will remain forever hidden from our view.

Key stage:
Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Post-16
School subject:
Astronomy, Science

ROG astronomer Brendan explains how we determine the age of our Solar System from space rocks and how we can work out how long the Sun has left before it engulfs the inner planets.

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

Our Universe began 13.8 billion years ago and it has been expanding ever since. Is it destined to expand forever or will it suffer a more crushing end? Astronomers at the Royal Observatory Greenwich explain the fate of the Universe in this video.

Key stage:
Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Post-16
School subject:
Astronomy, Science

Students look at the relationship between velocity and distance of a galaxy and what that means for the Universe. Accompanies the video 'How big is the Universe'.

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

A classroom activity in which students explore the relationship between the distances of planets from the stars they orbit and their orbital periods. 

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

Students learn about the transit method for finding planets and they use Kepler's 3rd law to determine whether the exoplanet Kepler-22b is habitable. Accompanies the video 'Are there aliens?'

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

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