Learning resources

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

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Students calculate the mass of dark matter in the solar system and compare that to the amount of dark energy present. Accompanies the video 'How will the Universe end?'

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

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Students use Kepler's 3rd law to calculate the mass of the supermassive black hole in the core of the Milky Way. Accompanies the video 'What's inside a black hole?'

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

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A classroom activity in which students learn about the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces and how they are considered when designing a space probe to land safely on another planet or moon. Accompanies the video ‘Newton’s Laws of Motion’.

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

Antlia Galaxy Cluster: Extreme Deep Field, 152 Hours © Rolf Wahl Olsen

A classifying and plotting activity based on the Citizen Science project ‘Galaxy Zoo’ which explores issues of sample size and personal bias as well as the distribution of galaxy types in the Universe.

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

GCSE Astronomy

Produce a series of drawings or photographs of three lunar surface features.

Key stage:
GCSE
School subject:
Astronomy

GCSE Astronomy

Measure/estimate the density of stars, parallel with and perpendicular to the plane of the Milky Way.

Key stage:
GCSE
School subject:
Astronomy

GCSE Astronomy

Observe a meteor shower, record meteor trails, estimate magnitudes and locate radiant.

Key stage:
GCSE
School subject:
Astronomy

GCSE Astronomy

Produce a series of drawings or photos showing the progress of an eclipse.

Key stage:
GCSE
School subject:
Astronomy

GCSE Astronomy

Observe and make drawings or photos of three constellations, recording details and magnitudes.

Key stage:
GCSE
School subject:
Astronomy

GCSE Astronomy

Produce a series drawings or photos to show the passage of a celestial event.

Key stage:
GCSE
School subject:
Astronomy

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