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Building Images

In this activity, students create colour images from satellite data. This allows them to study how different surfaces reflect different wavelengths of light, how coloured images are created using an RGB model, and how band combinations can be chosen to examine a particular landscape effectively.

Science: the Salters Approach – Book 1

This textbook accompanied the first six modules in Year 10 of the Salters' Science course at Key Stage Four.

*Energy matters
*Keeping healthy
*Transporting chemicals

Science: the Salters Approach – Book 3

This textbook accompanied the first five modules in Year 11 in the Salters' Science course at Key Stage Four.

*Seeing Inside the Body
*Controlling Change
*Making Use of Oil

Observatories and Telescopes

These are images of some of the European Southern Observatory telescopes and locations. They include:

* View from above ESO's La Silla observation site in the southern part of the Atacama desert, 600 km north of Santiago de Chile. The site is 2,400 metres above sea level, providing excellent observing...


This resource contains stunning images of nebulae, produced by the European Southern Observatory (ESO). The images include:

* View of the Orion Nebula (Messier 42), lying about 1,350 light-years from Earth, taken with the VISTA infrared survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile.

* A...

Mission: Starlight

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry,  is about protecting astronauts from the effects of harmful UV light.


Students can experiment with different materials to discover which blocks UV light the best and can...

Lunar Exploration

Produced by the Royal Astronomical Society, this information booklet looks at how our knowledge of the Moon has been built up through observation, unmanned exploration and the lunar landings of the Apollo missions. Sections include: * Experiments on the Moon * Moon rocks * Structures on the lunar surface * Beneath...

Infrared Astronomy

Produced by the Royal Astronomical Society, this booklet describes the advances and uses of infrared astronomy. Using this wavelength to observe the universe allows astronomers to visualise phenomena such as dust clouds involved in the formation of new stars and identify elements present in the atmosphere of...

How Are Mirrors Made?

This film, from Twg World, looks at the process of manufacturing glass into sophisticated mirror systems in the world's largest telescopes.

The key points made in the film are:

•Mirrors are made from glass, which is melted and spread over a base.

•Telescopes use mirrors to focus light onto a...

Activity 3: Rethinking the System

This activity, from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, follows the format of a ‘Dragon’s Den’ competition. It aims develop student’s understanding of responsible product development and how the principles of the circular economy can be applied to current business practice. Case studies of existing products are...


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