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Making Shadow Puppets

In this cross curricular activity, children learn about light and shadows by creating shadow puppets which tell the story of a myth or legend. Teacher’s notes provide a step by step guide to creating the shadow puppets, showing how to create moving parts; it also shows how to set up a shadow theatre to tell the...

Life of water

The resources in this pack detail a series of experiments teachers can run with their class when learning about water.  Each experiment is set in a space context and includes information for students and for teachers.

The short video clips can be used to support the activities in the teachers' guide.

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Life and Death of Stars

Starting with the Sun, this resource gives a general introduction through the idea of stars being born, growing old and ending their days in various spectacular ways. The presentation looks at the Sun, the birth of stars in hydrogen gas, nebulae, large and small stars, the death of stars as supernovae, red...

Lesson Ideas for Space and Examples of Children's Work

This contains detailed notes and lesson ideas on how one teacher used the space images and the Spooky Space Sounds presentation as a basis for a range of cross curricular work. The cross-curricular work includes non-fiction writing,...

Kittinger: First Man in Space

This film, from Twig World, tells the story of Joe Kittinger who made the first journey beyond Earth's atmosphere.

The key points made in the film are:

•Project Excelsior III was the American Air Force’s mission to test high altitude bailouts.

•As part of this mission Colonel Joe Kittinger...

Key Stage Three: Space Science

These resources from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) cover the QCA Key Stage Three unit of work 7L 'The Solar System and beyond' through an 'ideas and evidence' approach. It is a unique opportunity to use contemporary information and images.

Each lesson is designed to last an hour, but...

Key Stage Three Schemes of Work - Science

A scheme of work produced as optional guidance from the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) to support the teaching of science at Key Stage Three (students aged 11-14), and intended to cover all the requirements of the 2000 National Curriculum programme of study.

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Kepler's Third Law

This activity, from the Royal Observatory Greenwich, illustrates Kepler’s Third Law for our own Solar System using graphical methods, with a further look at how the same law can be used to derive information about the orbits of exoplanets around their parent stars.

The activity could be extended to allow...

Issue 39: It's in the News! Space Junk

This activity from the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) Primary magazine takes the issue of space junk as its central theme. There are opportunities to develop and understanding of time and time zones, probability, mass, speed and large numbers relating to distances.

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Invisible Wavelengths

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 illustrate wavelengths of radiation that are invisible to the human eye, but which can be detected using a camera phone or digital...

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