Maths

Pwys ar Blanedau

Wedi’i anelu at ddisgyblion 11-14 oed, mae’r gweithgaredd hwn yn gwneud defnydd o algebra sylfaenol a graffiau i atgyfnerthu'r syniadau o effeithiau disgyrchiant a sut mae’r effeithiau yna yn dibynnu ar le ydych chi yng Nghysawd yr Haul.

Hunting For Asteroids

Aimed at pupils aged 11-14 this workshop encourages pupils to ‘blink’ between several images, taken by the Liverpool Telescope, in a bid to find asteroids. The activity can then be extended to them using the LT Image software functionality to calculate the speed of the asteroids, or simply a discussion on what asteroids are and how we track them.

You can download the individual files needed for this activity below, or this zip file (53mb) contains them all. 

Lunar Mountains

Aimed at pupils aged 11-16, this workshop challenges students to measure the shadows cast on the Moon’s surface, then utilise algebraic techniques to determine the height of those mountains.

You can download the individual files needed for this activity below, or this zip file (4mb) contains them all. 

Angles in Astronomy

An arcsecond is a very small angle
Credit: NSO

Astronomers use angles a lot to work out where things are in the sky. We can measure the size of an object in the sky and mark its position by using angles. If we know how much of the sky an object covers (as an angle) and how far away it is - we can work out its actual size.


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