Astrophysics: Bringing Cutting Edge Research into the Classroom RA485 / F02

Start date
2 Dec 16
1 Day
Keele University Sustainability Hub, Keele University Sustainability Hub, Keele University, Keele ST5 5AA View on Google Map


Space is a fascinating topic for most people and an integral part of the science curriculum. Many theories in space science are fast moving and it is a real challenge for teachers to keep up with recent developments.

This course aims to give you a firm grounding in key theories of space science, highlight recent advances in the field and provide you with an insight into current research efforts. The course will focus on areas of space science that are covered in the current GCSE science syllabuses. With a particular focus on the Big Bang and the nature of galaxies which are part of the core GCSE syllabus. Also covered is the life cycle of stars which is part of the triple science delivery.

The course includes a visit to Keele Observatory.



You will be able to:

  • identify new contexts and ideas for effective delivery of How Science Works
  • explore scientific issues and controversies
  • engage with inspiring teaching resources and approaches including practical work
  • work alongside scientists involved in cutting edge research to develop knowledge and skills in authentic contexts
  • demonstrate how mathematical skills are relevant to course topics


Astrophysics: Bringing Cutting Edge Research into the Classroom02 December 201613:30-20:00Venue address




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Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£210.00 +VAT
State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£210.00 +VATSubsidy available*£180.00

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