Learning at home

Whether you are an experienced science teacher or a parent or carer looking to enrich your child’s education we have plenty for you to choose from.    Our astronomy education team is made of real astronomers who are also professional science communicators.  Each one of our resources has been created in collaboration with our teacher forum so you are in safe hands when it comes to using our learning materials.

I am looking for activities for:

EYFS/KS1 – up to 7 years old

KS2 – from 7 to 11 years old

KS3 – from 11 to 14 years old

KS4 – from 14 to 16 years old

KS5 – from 16 to 18 years old

The school holidays for the whole family

What if the children have questions that I don’t know the answer to?

Space science is a real curiosity-fuelling subject so they might, but that is OK. It is absolutely fine to say you don’t know, and to find the answer together. We can help you do that. 

I am a teacher and would love for my class to have their questions answered by a real astronomer, can you help?

Yes! Find out more about our Ask an Astronomer and video chat offer

I am not a teacher – help! 

Don’t panic. We have cherry picked some of our most popular and closely curriculum linked activities for you to have fun with at home.  Each one has been carefully created with our teacher forum so you can rest easy knowing they are top notch.  We have split them into key stages and also popped the curriculum points in too in case that is handy for you to know.

I don’t know how to teach science!

We have created a course on FutureLearn for FREE here and are running extra courses right now.  It is designed for anyone who wants to know more about teaching primary science and allows you to share ideas with others too.  We talk you through our approach to communicating complicated subjects, answering challenging questions and point you in the right direction for trustworthy sources.  It is designed to run for three weeks which will allow for reflection and lesson preparation, however, you can do it much quicker if you need to and all the content is available at once so you can work at your own pace. 

My children are in different key stages – help!

No problem, below you will find activities from EYFS to post-16 and we are working on adding to them all the time.

Is there anything else we can do?

We have a huge selection of videos, podcasts and buckets more activities to try at home!  We are adding to the pages all the time so don't forget to check back and see what is new.

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