Learning resources

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

The Sword and the Rose (M42) © Marcus Davies, Astronomy Photographer of the Year Deep Space Commended 2010

This classroom activity helps students grasp the various sizes of planets in our Solar System using mostly fruit and can be joined with activity demonstrated in the 'Solar System in a Box' video. 

Key stage:
Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
School subject:
Astronomy, Science

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

Key stage:
Early Years Foundation Stage, SEND, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
School subject:
Astronomy, Science

Banner image Think Space.jpg

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

Key stage:
Early Years Foundation Stage, SEND, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
School subject:
Astronomy, Science

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A classroom activity in which students learn about how shadows form and can try matching different objects to their shadows. Accompanies the video ‘Shadows On Other Worlds’.

Key stage:
Key Stage 1
School subject:
Astronomy, Science

Lefteris Velissaratos The Arrow Missed the Heart

Join the astronomers at the Royal Observatory Greenwich as they go on an adventure to discover what shadows look like on other worlds.

Key stage:
Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
School subject:
Astronomy, Science

Solar System Holiday

This resource contains fact files about the Sun, the planets and Pluto along with a song that follows Ted and Plant on their adventures around the Solar System. The fact files and song can be used together or separately and are designed to introduce students to some of the main bodies in our solar system and what they are like.

Key stage:
Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1
School subject:
Astronomy, Science

Solar System Holiday

This resource contains fact files about the Sun, the planets and Pluto along with a song that follows Ted and Plant on their adventures around the Solar System. The fact files and song can be used together or separately and are designed to introduce students to some of the main bodies in our solar system and what they are like.

Key stage:
Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1
School subject:
Astronomy, Science

Orion, Head to Toe © Rogelio Bernal Andereo, Astronomy Photographer of the Year Deep Space Commended 2011

In this video, Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomer Brendan recreates the Solar System in plasticine form to demonstrate the science of light and dark, and light and shadow, in space. Students can recreate their very own Solar System in a Box.

Key stage:
Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
School subject:
Astronomy, Science

Encounter of Comet and Planetary Nebula © Gerald Rhemann.jpg

There are lots of names associated with space rocks, so what is the difference? Join the Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomers to find out. They will also explore what space rocks can tell us about our very own planet Earth.

Key stage:
Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
School subject:
Astronomy, Science