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Use this video to explore the science of stars, star life cycle and the impact of flares and coronal mass ejections. There are suggestions for experiments or demonstrations and additional teaching notes about eclipses that can be downloaded.

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.

Use this video to explore the science behind our solar system, and how astronomers are exploring its boundaries. There are suggestions for experiments or demonstrations and additional teaching notes about lightwaves that can be downloaded.

This video shows how to get pupils to find out what it's like to be a light wave travelling to Earth from a distant star in a playground demonstration, which shows redshift and blueshift as a result of the Doppler effect.

Download the free Celestia software to explore the Solar System and beyond.

This is an interactive Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, designed to explain the lifecycle of a star with the mass of our Sun.

Move backwards and forwards in time using this flash animation.

Show where satellites are now using this site from NASA.

A wealth of resources about the Earth, Moon, Solar System and Universe

An activity that revises the structure of the earth, plate tectonics and the formation of volcanoes and earthquakes.

A site that explains what seismic waves are and how we use them to work out the structure of the Earth.

Instructions on how to make a wax volcano - see http://www.rsc.org/Education/Teachers/Resources/jesei/ for more information.

A very clear animation in 13 steps that explains how earthquakes happen.

An online lesson plan, supported by video clips, which includes frost shattering and the formation of igneous rocks.

An online lesson plan, supported by video clips, which covers the movement of tectonic plates.

An activity that revises the structure of the earth, plate tectonics and the formation of volcanoes and earthquakes.

Instructions on how to make a wax volcano - see http://www.rsc.org/Education/Teachers/Resources/jesei/ for more information.

A very clear animation in 13 steps that explains how earthquakes happen.

An online lesson plan, supported by video clips, which covers the causes and effects of earthquakes and tsunamis.

A short video clip from the BBC which covers the causes and effects of acid rain.

This excellent interactive explains the Doppler Effect using sound and moves on to redshift from stars.

An activity that revises how stars form, fusion, the life cycle of stars, structure of the Universe, and the Big Bang,

An activity that revises the life cycle of stars.

A site that revises the life cycle of a star.

A collection of interactives that explore telescopes, spectra, galaxies, comets and gravity.

A site with everything you need, including great pictures, for students to make their poster of the lifecycle of a star.

An excellent animation that shows the scale of the Universe

An interactive animation that enables you to take a tour of the Solar System.

A site that revises earthquatke waves and the structure of the earth.

An engaging and comprehensive cartoon which covers the structure of the Earth and platetectonics.

This webpage links to revision notes, multiple choice questions and exam-style questions, all focused on the Earth and atmosphere.

A blockbusters quiz about plate tectonics

A site that revises earthquatke waves and the structure of the earth.

An activity that revises the impact of humans and global warming.

A site that revises the greenhouse effect, global warming and climate change.

This webpage links to revision notes, multiple choice questions and exam-style questions, all focused on the Earth and atmosphere.

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