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From the Ground and From the Sky

This activity introduces the idea of remote observation by asking children to match photographs such as lakes, mountains and cities taken from the ground with early astronaut photographs. Children then compare the images from the ground with the astronaut picture of the same place. This activity is also suitable...

Where Would You Photograph? (7-11)

In this activity children take on the role of Earth observation scientists submitting a request for an image they would like for their research. This gives them the opportunity to consider the possibilities of pictures taken from orbit (and the limitations) and to write scientifically for a specific audience. It...

Earth and Space

This short film follows Brendan Owens, as he hosts a workshop at the Royal Observatory with a group of schoolchildren to teach them about Earth and Space. He puts right common misconceptions about the moon, and gives his top tips on teaching Earth and Space. Using his rotating model, he brings the orbit of the...

Cooking with Astronauts

This video features celebrity chef, Heston Blumenthal, describing how preparing food on the International Space Station (ISS) is different from that on Earth. Water is used to rehydrate foods and the food cannot be heated with ovens or microwaves. This video was prepared as part of the Great British Space Dinner...

All about Telescopes

Produced by ESERO-UK, these short video clips look at a range of different telescopes and give advice and guidance on choosing a telescope for your school, as well as advice on how to make use of remote telescopes in school and also include an introduction to the Hubble Space Telescope. Presented by William...

Freaky Hand

This video from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), aimed at primary teachers, demonstrates an experiment which may be used when learning about irreversible reactions. Vinegar is poured into a jar and a plastic glove containing bicarbonate of soda is fitted...

Intriguing Ice

This video demonstrates an experiment which may be used when learning about changing state. Different kinds of liquid are frozen and the results observed and discussed. Pre-boiled water results in a mostly clear ice, salt water a cloudy ice, lemonade an ice...

Action!

From Teachers TV this video, part of the Science Tube series, examines forces in action, what they do and how they can be measured using a Newton meter.

There are four sections that each look at different forces.

Skateboarder
See how the...

The World's Biggest Shadow

This teacher resource, part of the AstroPi project with UK Space Agency and Raspberry Pi Foundation, investigates sunlight and shadows in a space context. It is suitable for children in primary school.

The sequence of activities is linked to other resources in the eLibrary, starting from basic ideas about...

Once upon a time

Join Rosetta and Philae on their journey to rendezvous with a comet in these animated videos. The fairytale begins at launch and follows the comet-chasing duo on their voyage to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Each stage of the mission is brought to life and explained in a child-friendly way, including: the...

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