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

In this activity students use E = mc2 to calculate the amount of energy released from nuclear fusion reactions in the Sun. Accompanies the video 'How do we know how old the Sun is?'.

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

Students use Kepler's 3rd law and Saturn's orbit to calculate the mass of the Sun. Accompanies the video 'How do we know how old the Sun is?'.

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

Students calculate the Schwarzschild radius of a black hole with the same mass as the Earth and one with the mass of the Milky Way. Accompanies the video 'What's inside a black hole?'

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

Image of a bodice, a piece of clothing worn by women and girls. It is made from a material called calico which is a type of cotton. 

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

Image of a cannon unlike most cannons this small cannon is different because it can turn round on its stand to point in any direction. This cannon is good for shooting at pirates trying to get on board the ship. 

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

An iron ball found in Norfolk. Iron and stone balls would be fired from the cannons on a ship. We don’t know if it was ever fired.  

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

Lieutenant William Bligh (1754– 1817) and 18 companions were thrown off their by mutineers and left in a small boat with little to eat or drink. These three objects were used to make sure every man got a fair share of food and water. 

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

Video of Ruth Battersby Tooke, Curator of Costume and Textiles talking about Captain Calico Jack an English pirate from the 1600s.

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

Portrait of Captain James Cook from 25 May 1776. 

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

Diary of Joseph B Press, the captain of the Rowena a merchant ship from Great Yarmouth. 

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

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