Online FREE Teacher Training Course

Half marathon notice

Visitor notice: On Sunday 4 March Cutty Sark and the museum car park will be closed for the Vitality Big Half Marathon. All other museums will be open as normal and DLR and rail links will be running. Find out about road closures

Essential information

Key stage: 
Early Years Foundation Stage, SEND, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
Resource type: 
Lesson plans
Teacher notes
Royal Observatory
School subject: 
Astronomy, Science

The science learning team have teamed up with FutureLearn to create our first ever online course designed specifically for teachers and teachers in training. 

Understanding the Solar System and how to teach it can be a tricky business. Don't panic though, we are here to help.  We have teamed up with FutureLearn to create a MOOC (massive, online, open, course) called Teaching Primary Science: Our Solar System and Beyond.

In this online course, we will help you understand space, address some common misconceptions, and introduce you to the science and people behind real-life, cutting-edge discoveries.

You’ll also find out how to select the most appropriate resources for your primary science lessons. You’ll explore digital resources, museum tips, video chats and podcasts, and find out what works best for your students.

The course is FREE (you can pay to upgrade and recieve certificates though if you wish) and runs multiple times each year.  Take a look here to see when the next course run will be.

If you just can't wait then take a look at the course trailer for a taster of #FLprimaryscience.