Teaching Astronomy and Space

Astronomers, cosmologists and planetary scientists explain what astronomy is, how they measure the distance between stars, and what the planets in our solar system are like in this series for KS3/4.

There are 5 videos in this series.

15 mins Models of the Solar System - Earth, Sun and Moon
Explore the science behind our solar system, and how astronomers are exploring its boundaries in this video designed for KS3/4 physics lessons.
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15 mins The Sun and Stars
A solar physicist and astronomer reveal what they know about the sun and the stars, in a video ideal for use with KS3/4 physics students learning about astronomy and space.
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15 mins The Solar System - Planets, Asteroids and Comets
Focusing on Saturn, and the risk of an asteroid colliding with Earth, this video for KS3/4 physics lessons explains the mystery and science behind planets, asteroids and comets.
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15 mins Our Universe and the Big Bang
The size of the universe, its expansion and the Big Bang are the topics for discussion, in this KS3/4 physics video.
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1 min Our Universe and the Big Bang - Classroom Demonstration - Redshift
Pupils take an active role in this demonstration on light waves to show the Doppler effect in this video for KS3/4 physics lessons.
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