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Build your own space exploration fleet
Make models of space exploration craft. Rated easy to challenging, some are even edible.
The Solar System: planets, asteroids and comets video
Use this video to explore the risk of aateroid impact, comets and what we learnt from the Cassini mission. There are suggestions for experiments or demonstrations and additional teaching notes about why the sky is blue that can be downloaded.
Astronomy for kids
Useful background material as well as info on the Solar System, planets, phases of the moon... presented in an entertaining and accessible style.
Blockbusters quiz on the Earth and Solar System
A Blockbusters quiz about the Earth and Solar System.
Earth, Sun and Moon
Get pupils to play around with this interactive demo to see how the Earth moves around the Sun. Can they describe what is going on with the Moon?
How the Earth and Moon move around the Sun
An interactive activity to help children learn about the Earth, Sun and Moon.
Blockbusters quiz on the Sun, Moon, Earth
A Blockbusters quiz about the Sun, Moon, Earth.
The Scale of the Universe
An excellent animation that shows the scale of the Universe
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