Learning resources

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

In this video, Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomers Radmila and Brendan use a free computer program called Stellarium to find out where the planet Jupiter is in the night sky. They show how you can take a picture of it using a smartphone camera, what you can see through large binoculars and what details a large telescope can reveal. 

Key stage:
Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Post-16
School subject:
Astronomy, Science

A classroom activity to accompany the video 'Looking for Jupiter', using Stellarium software.

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

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

Join our Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomers as they go on an epic journey to find out how Newton's Laws of Motion work in space. Buckle your seatbelts, you're in for an adventure..

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

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

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

In this classroom activity, students will use bearings to plot constellations. They are then asked to think about what they represent.

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

Students create their own timeline of the evolution of the Universe. Accompanies the video 'How will the Universe end?'

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

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

In this classroom activity, students use distance, speed and time to calculate how long a signal takes to reach us from Comet 67P.

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

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