Learning resources

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

Mission to Mars

Mars is the most explored world other than the Earth, but we've not sent anyone there yet. 

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

moon watch

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.

Key stage:
Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3
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

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.

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

star trumps.png

A classroom activity to accompany the video 'Story of stars' about classifying the different types of stars in the Universe. 

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

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.

Key stage:
Key Stage 2
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

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

the rosetta mission

The Rosetta Mission has captured the interest and imagination of a generation and it is not over yet! Take a look at our video which explains what Rosetta and Philae have achieved as well as the impact the mission has had on our knowledge of our very own solar system.

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

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