Essential Information

Type Workshops
Date and Times Tuesday 12 March 2024 | 4.30 - 5.30pm
Prices Free

In this interactive session, teachers will focus on some common misconceptions that arise when teaching astronomy, including ideas relating to time and seasons. We will also discuss how to effectively teach difficult curriculum-related astronomy and time topics, and participants will look at practical ways of demonstrating and teaching the subject.

This session is open to new and experienced primary school teachers – feel free to bring challenges you’re facing as well as solutions you’ve found!

This is an opportunity to engage with fellow teachers and Education staff at the Royal Observatory, and we encourage you to participate as much as you can to receive the most out of the session. This includes the use of breakout rooms – entering a breakout room and talking to your fellow teachers is optional but strongly encouraged!

At the Royal Observatory we’re committed to inclusion and welcome participants who are neurodiverse or have additional needs. If you have any questions about accessing this session, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

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What’s On

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About British Science Week

British Science Week is a ten-day celebration held every year in March, with thousands of events running throughout the UK celebrating science, engineering, technology and maths.

The theme for 2024 is 'Time'. From the mysteries of time travel to caring for historic clocks, Greenwich is the perfect place to explore the science and significance of time. The Royal Observatory Greenwich is proud to partner with the British Science Association to celebrate 30 years of British Science Week. 

Find more events taking place around the UK and download free activity packs on the British Science Week website.