Curriculum-linked learning resources designed to work in the classroom.
A classroom activity in which students learn about the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces and how they are considered when designing a space probe to land safely on another planet or moon. Accompanies the video ‘Newton’s Laws of Motion’.
A classifying and plotting activity based on the Citizen Science project ‘Galaxy Zoo’ which explores issues of sample size and personal bias as well as the distribution of galaxy types in the Universe.
Produce a series of drawings or photographs of three lunar surface features.
Measure/estimate the density of stars, parallel with and perpendicular to the plane of the Milky Way.
Observe a meteor shower, record meteor trails, estimate magnitudes and locate radiant.
Produce a series of drawings or photos showing the progress of an eclipse.
Observe and make drawings or photos of three constellations, recording details and magnitudes.
Produce a series drawings or photos to show the passage of a celestial event.
A6: Use a shadow stick to record the Sun's direction.B6: Compare the time on a sundial with local mean time.
Use repeated observations or long-exposure photos of the faintest stars to quantify the effect of light pollution.