Learning resources

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

A classroom activity that explores light / radiation throughout the history of the Universe and how we can use light to learn about the most distant galaxies.

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

Our Universe is a facinating and beautiful place. Join the Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomers as they head off on a voyage of discovery to find out just what it is that makes it so colourful.

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

Royal Observatory astronomer Rad explains where black holes come from, how we know they’re there and the strange effects they have on surrounding matter. We also find out what would happen if astronomer Liz approached one!

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

Students use E = mc2 to calculate how long it would take the Sun to exhaust its core hydrogen. Accompanies the video 'How do we know how old the Sun is?'

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

Have you ever wondered how far away space is; how far are the different things you see above your head?

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

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