Curriculum-linked learning resources designed to work in the classroom.
A classroom activity that explores the how satellites are used in space including orbits time and speed along with transmission and frequency of light.
Students use distance, speed and time to understand galactic scales. Accompanies the video 'How big is the Universe'.
In this activity students learn about the importance of spectroscopy in looking for signs of life on planets outside of our solar system. Accompanies the video 'Are there aliens?'
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.
In this activity students use star trails to calculate the true rotation period of the Earth. Students can make their own star trails inside the classroom - watch the video 'Making star trails'.
In this classroom activity, students will use bearings to plot constellations. They are then asked to think about what they represent.
Students look at the behaviour of gravity with distance to calculate the gravitational forces between people and celestial objects. Accompanies the video 'How will the Universe end?'
In this activity students use the famous Drake equation to estimate the number of planets that may harbour intelligent life in the Milky Way. Accompanies the video 'Are there aliens?'
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.