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

Students use distance, speed and time to understand galactic scales. Accompanies the video 'How big is the Universe'.  

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

In this activity students learn about the importance of spectroscopy in looking for signs of life on planets outside of our solar system. Accompanies the video 'Are there aliens?'

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

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

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

Students look at the behaviour of gravity with distance to calculate the gravitational forces between people and celestial objects. Accompanies the video 'How will the Universe end?'

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

In this activity students use the famous Drake equation to estimate the number of planets that may harbour intelligent life in the Milky Way. Accompanies the video 'Are there aliens?'

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

The Rosetta Mission has captured the interest and imagination of a generation and it is not over yet! Take a look at our video which explains what Rosetta and Philae have achieved as well as the impact the mission has had on our knowledge of our very own solar system.

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

Our Universe is a vast and very interesting place and light plays a big part in us being able to understand more about it. To find out how join the Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomers as they explore more.

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

Our Universe is a facinating and beautiful place. Join the Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomers as they head off on a voyage of discovery to find out just what it is that makes it so colourful.

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

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