These short video clips, from the Teaching Astronomy and Space DVD produced by the Institute of Physics (IOP) and Teachers TV, show simple, accessible and effective demonstrations that can be carried out with students. The demonstrations do not require specialised equipment and help students to understand topics that include: * what makes a comet * the Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram * the colour and temperature of stars * electromagnetic radiation * why is the sky blue? * orbits of planets and comets * solar eclipses * the phases of the moon * light intensity and distance from the equator * red and blue wavelength shift in light

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Cooking Up a Comet

This Teaching Astronomy and Space video clip, from the Institute of Physics (IOP), Teachers TV and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), shows how a range of ingredients can be used to make a material in the classroom that is the similar to the solid...

The seasons: light intensity and latitude

This Teaching Astronomy and Space video clip, from the Institute of Physics (IOP), Teachers TV and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), shows a simple demonstration to explain why regions at the equator are hotter than regions nearer the Earth's...

Phases of the Moon

This Teaching Astronomy and Space video, from the Institute of Physics (IOP), Teachers TV and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), illustrates a simple demonstration of the phases of the Moon.

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Solar Eclipses

From the Institute of Physics (IOP), Teachers TV and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), this short video clip shows a simple method for helping students to understand the relative positions of the earth, sun and moon during a solar eclipse.

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