Curriculum-linked learning resources designed to work in the classroom.
A classroom activity that looks at how shadows are formed and what affects their size, direction and shape.
Mission to Mars
Mars is the most explored world other than the Earth, but we've not sent anyone there yet.
Mission to Mars
This classroom activity is desinged to test your students' creative, mathematical and literacy skills through a range of tasks that will get them to think about what it might be like to travel to Mars and then live and work on the red planet.
Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomer Radmila shows how you can best find the Moon in the daytime sky and how you can demonstrate the changing phases of the Moon in the classroom using hands-on models.
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Man on the Moon © Dani Caxete
A classroom activity exploring the changing appearance of the Moon throughout the month. Suitable for advanced KS2 and all KS3 students.
A classroom activity to accompany the video 'Story of stars' about classifying the different types of stars in the Universe.
seeing the invisible
Imagine what it would be like to have super powers and see the invisible - sounds pretty fun doesn’t it? Join the Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomers as they explore the science behind some seemingly invisible and sneaky forces in space.
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.
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.