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Planetary Systems Presentations

This resource consists of the following presentations: Ceres, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto - the discoveries of Ceres, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto Comet orbits and Kepler’s Laws - Kepler’s three laws Conjunctions and oppositions - conjunctions, oppositions, quadrature and greatest elongations Drake Equation: an equation...

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Stars Activity Sheets

The students worksheets consist of a set of questions based on these topics: Circumpolar stars – their definition and use to measure the Earth’s rotational period Constellations – asterisms and constellations Looking North – questions on declination and right ascension for Ursa Major Looking South 1 - questions on...

Stars Presentations

These presentations cover the following topics: Cepheid variables - light curves of Cepheid variables and their use for distance measurement Circumpolar stars - the definition of a circumpolar star Colour temperature - stars categorised by their surface temperature Constellations and star groupings - the difference...

Starters and Plenaries: Earth, Sun and Moon

These short exercises are designed as starters or plenaries for the following topics: Aurorae – true or false? - are the following statements about aurorae true or false? Earth and Moon – quick quiz – a two-minute quick quiz Earth – Sun – Moon – word search Earth’s atmosphere – who is right? - each pair of students...

Starters and Plenaries: Galaxies and Cosmology

These short exercises are designed as starters or plenaries for the following topics: Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation, cosmology, galaxies, and the Milky Way.  The formats included True or False, Who is Right?, word search and anagrams.

 

Starters and Plenaries: Planetary Systems

These short exercises are designed as starters or plenaries for the following topics: Are we alone – who is right? - students choose the correct statement between pairs of statements Comets and meteors – word search Discoverers – astrograms - students unscramble the letters to give the names of four astronomers who...

Starters and Plenaries: Stars

These short exercises are designed as starters or plenaries for the following topics: Constellations and Asterisms – True or False? Are the following statements about constellations and asterisms true or false? Constellations – Astrograms - Unscramble the letters to give the names of four major constellations that...

Student Revision Checklist

These revision checklists include statements about the topics included in the GCSE Astronomy qualification with three statements for the students to tick “I have covered this”, “I need to do more work on this” and “I understand this”.

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Student Worksheets: Earth, Sun and Moon

The student s activity sheets consist of a set of questions based on these topics: Auroae – aurorae and the solar wind Eratosthenes – determining the Earth’s circumference Lunar and solar eclipses – their differences and drawing diagrams Lunar phases – questions on the Moon’s phases Planet Earth – phases,...

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