Learning resources

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

Students learn about the transit method for finding planets and they use Kepler's 3rd law to determine whether the exoplanet Kepler-22b is habitable. Accompanies the video 'Are there aliens?'

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

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

Activity with instructions to accompany the video 'Making star trails'. 

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

A classroom activity with instructions to accompany the video 'Making star trails'.

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

This video explains how we can measure the distance to near and far objects in the universe using parallax, 'standard candles' and the Doppler effect.

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

Students use the parallax formula to calculate the distances to stars in Orion. Accompanies the video 'Measuring the Universe'. 

Key stage:
Key Stage 4
School subject:
Astronomy, Maths, 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 in which students use data from NASA’s Kepler space probe to determine the size of an exoplanet. 

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

A classroom activity that uses mathematics to reinforce learning about resultant forces and acceleration. Accompanies the video ‘Newton’s Laws of Motion’.

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

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