Essential Information

Royal Observatory
Key Stage Early Years Foundation Stage, SEND, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
School Subject Astronomy, Science
Resource Type Teacher notes

Understanding the Solar System and how to teach it can be a tricky business. Don't panic though, we are here to help.  We have teamed up with FutureLearn to create a MOOC (massive, online, open, course) called Our Solar System and Beyond:Teaching Primary Science. The course is FREE (you can pay to upgrade and receive certificates though if you wish) and runs multiple times each year.

In this online course, we will help you understand space, address some common misconceptions, and introduce you to the science and people behind real-life, cutting-edge discoveries. You’ll also find out how to select the most appropriate resources for your primary science lessons. You’ll explore digital resources, museum tips, video chats and podcasts, and find out what works best for your students.

Interested? Take a look at the course trailer below for a taster of #FLprimaryscience.

Then click here to head to FutureLearn's website to see when the next run of the course begins.