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Introduction to Week 3

In Week 3 we show you how to find out information about the latest space missions and we give you ideas on how to incorporate them into your lessons or …

A museum learning perspective

The team at the Royal Observatory Greenwich all have science backgrounds and many of us have worked as physics researchers too. Now we all work in the science learning team …

Looking for Jupiter

If you would like to try observing with your students but aren’t sure where to start, why not try looking for Jupiter. This video takes you through how to get …

The Rosetta Mission

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission captured the interest and imagination of a generation all over the world! Take a look at our video which explains what Rosetta (the orbiting …

Introduction to Week 2

In Week 2 we will show you ways to teach core astronomy topics for Key Stage 2 (ages 7 – 11 years) pupils. We will explain concepts such as night …

How was the world made?

We are often asked how our solar system was made. When we answer, we always approach this from a purely scientific point of view. Our solar system formed 4.5 billion …

Scientists investigate

In Week 3 we will talk about the importance of keeping your lessons up to date by including the latest scientific findings. In this video (aimed at older pupils aged …

How will the world end?

The Story of Stars video is aimed at children aged 7 to 11 and introduces them to the lifecycles of three different stars: Otis, Georgie and Markus. Here are the …

How big is the universe?

We often get asked about the nature of the cosmos by schoolchildren. We like to start simple, with something they are familiar with and then work from there. When discussing …

Space facts and terminology

We appreciate that there is a lot of terminology in astronomy that you may not be familiar with. We introduced you to some of that terminology in Week 1 when …

Seeing the invisible

If you can’t actually observe an astronomical phenomenon it is very difficult to explain it. Here you will find a video we have created that brings together many science concepts …

Phases of the Moon

How do we get different phases of the Moon? We find (and our teacher forum seem to agree) that it is a very difficult topic to tackle unless you have …

Night and day

There are key facts and figures to get to grips with when understanding night and day. We decided to create a video for teachers to use in the classroom which …

We explain it

Take a look at this Space Rocks video which shows our approach to explaining asteroids, meteors, meteorites and the differences between them. Using the information in this video think about …