Activities

Preview Age Suitability Title Short Description Duration
11 to 14
14 to 16
3-Colour Imaging Create your own 3-colour image of an astronomical object. 60 mins
14 to 16
16 to 18
Barnard's Star Measure the movement and velocity of Barnard's Star. 60 mins
7 to 11
Day and Night Using a ball of play-doh and a torch discover what causes day and night here on Earth. 60 mins
14 to 16
16 to 18
Galaxy Classification Use the Hubble Tuning Fork to classify galaxies. 60 mins
14 to 16
16 to 18
Gravity Workshop Use a gravity simulator to investigate how gravity changes depending upon where you are in the Solar System. 60 mins
7 to 11
11 to 14
Hunting For Asteroids Detect and calculate the velocity of nearby asteroids. 60 mins
11 to 14
14 to 16
Jupiter's Day Calculate the length of Jupiter's day by tracking the Great Red Spot and using trigonometry. 60 mins
7 to 11
Literacy: Biographies Unit A 4-lesson unit for teaching biographies and autobiographies by looking at British Astronaut Dr Helen Sharman. 4 x 60 mins
7 to 11
Lunar Craters Primary Investigate the number and distribution of craters on the Moon's surface. 2 x 60 mins
11 to 14
Lunar Craters Secondary Investigate the distribution and size of craters on the Moon's surface. 60 mins
11 to 14
14 to 16
Lunar Mountains Uses algebra and images of the Moon to calculate the height of lunar mountains. 60 mins
7 to 11
Moonsaic Assemble mosaics of the Moon during different phases. 60 mins
14 to 16
16 to 18
Seeing Workshop Introduction to the concept of astronomical seeing and it's link to refractive index. 60 mins
11 to 14
14 to 16
Speed Of The Planets A lesson that looks at the relationship between distance, time and speed. 60 mins
14 to 16
16 to 18
Stellar Spectroscopy Introduces and use spectroscopy to classify a range of stars. 60 mins
14 to 16
16 to 18
Sunspots Workshop Uses sunspot data to claculate the solar cycle. 60 mins
14 to 16
16 to 18
Tides Workshop Use a 'Tidal Simulator' to investigate the tidal effects of the Moon and the Sun. 60 mins
14 to 16
16 to 18
Weighing The Universe A lesson that introduces the concept of standard index notation. 60 mins
11 to 14
Weight on Planets How do the effects of gravity depend upon where in the universe we are? 60 mins

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