Learning resources

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

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Explore the role of customer service and marketing at one of the country’s premier museums and heritage attractions.

Key stage:
Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Post-16
School subject:
Leisure & tourism

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An essential introduction to the Museum

Key stage:
Post-16
School subject:
Leisure & tourism

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In this practical activity, students use F=ma to calculate the acceleration due to gravity and can investigate how the area of a parachute can affect the landing force of a space probe. Accompanies the video ‘Newton’s Laws of Motion’.

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

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Access and interpretation at the Museum investigation worksheet

Key stage:
Post-16
School subject:
Leisure & tourism

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Video of a pirate explaining how to act like a pirate! 

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

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Poetry activity based around the watch owned by Robert Douglas Norman who died on the 'Titanic'.

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

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A classroom activity in which students use Hubble’s law to derive the age of the Universe and consider the assumptions and sources of error associated with this calculation.

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

A Tainted Eclipse © Phil Hart, Astronomy Photographer of the Year Our Moon Commended 2015

In this video, Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomer Radmila demonstrates how the Doppler effect can be applied to finding planets orbiting distant stars in our galaxy called exoplanets. She carries out a short demo from which data can be collected and analysed and explains how these techniques can be applied to light and the hunt for exoplanets.

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

Lost Souls © Julie Fletcher, Astronomy Photographer of the Year People and Space Runner Up 2014

A classroom activity with instructions to accompany the video 'Alien worlds and the Doppler effect'. 

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

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

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