Stars

Gan De

Occupation: Astronomer and Mathematician

Year born: Around 400 BCE

Research Areas: Jupiter’s movements, Star maps, Sunspots

 

"[Jupiter] ...was very large and bright. Apparently, there was a small reddish star appended to its side. "

Source: Treatise on Astrology of the Kaiyuan Era, xxiii

 

Early Life


Solar Rotation

Students access and use real data from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory to estimate the rotation period of our Sun. Students will use digital tools, make accurate observations and measurements, apply mathematical knowledge, and evaluate their results.

You can download the individual files needed for this activity below, or this zip file (9mb) contains them all. 

Stars and Stories

Aimed at pupils aged 4 – 7, this workshop provides an opportunity for pupils to develop knowledge and understanding of our world in space, as well as other cultures. Pupils hear the story of Orion and the Scorpion and then create their own constellations, using art, design, and maths skills.

You can download the individual files needed for this activity below, or this zip file (9mb) contains them all. 

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