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Teaching maths in science

The nature of science is such that maths is interwoven within it. That often means that science teachers end up teaching or reinforcing mathematical concepts in their lessons. We asked …

Independent research

One of the ways of helping students find the answers to their difficult questions is to guide them to do some independent research. But how useful and easy is that? …

Where does Space begin?

Science should be a place where students can learn to build arguments and critically analyse others. Developing opportunities where students are able to debate ideas can be a worthwhile exercise. …

What is science capital?

Science capital is a concept which can help us understand the ways in which a person can engage with STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) and also why some people …

What is the Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram?

The Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, commonly referred to as the H-R diagram, is one of the most important diagrams in astronomy. Using this diagram, you can trace the evolutionary path a star …

The fate of the Universe

If a student asked you ‘How will the Universe end?’ would you feel prepared to answer them? Well, even if the answer isn’t certain, scientists and astronomers have worked out …

What is gravity?

As the old saying goes, what goes up must come down. But why does that happen? And does that always happen? Our understanding of what gravity is has changed from …

Light in the Universe

How things appear to us depends on what happens to light before it reaches our eyes. The universe is a colourful place due to the different properties of light that …

What is light?

Light, in all its forms, is the astronomer’s tool for understanding our Universe and the objects we find in it. Although we can only see a small portion of the …

Welcome to week 3

In Week 3, we’ll discuss the importance of linking education with the professional world of science and highlight some brilliant opportunities that can help your students connect with real science …

Welcome to week 2

In Week 2, we’ll be providing you with opportunities to consolidate your knowledge and resources to use in the classroom for astronomy and space physics topics covered at Key Stage …

Welcome to the course

We want to give you the confidence and tools to teach inspiring science lessons. Not only will you learn with us, but you’ll also be invited to hear from other …

Newton’s Laws of Motion

Newton’s Laws of Motion are a fundamental set of laws that help us understand the action of forces and why things move in the way they do. Newton’s First Law …

Routes into space science

Professor Sanjeev Gupta trained as an Earth geologist. But now, he works in a team that operates the Curiosity rover on Mars, planning out where the rover will explore! As …

Why do we have seasons?

It is a question that can make even the most experienced educator break out into a sweat – why do we have seasons? Although the answer itself is fairly straightforward, …