Expanding universe activity - worksheet

Expanding universe activity - worksheet

Used for KS4 teaching about expansion of the universe, and redshift. You will need round and long balloons, and marker pens for drawing on them (check that the pen still shows up after the ballons have been blown up - some don’t). Worksheet contains instructions to students on what to do, along with questions to answer. NOTE: YOU WILL NEED TO ADD SIMPLE PICTURES IN THE GAPS! (These pictures are to illustrate what students should draw on their balloons.) I did this with a middle set and they struggled a bit; might be better for higher.
pand
Astronomical Images in Different Wavelengths

Astronomical Images in Different Wavelengths

PowerPoint showing astronomical objects emitting different wavelengths. I found this flash file and embedded it in ppt - it’s got a selection of astronomial objects shot in different wavelengths so you can see the different detail resolved by each one. It also contains info on the different telescopes used to obtain these types of images. Will be particularly useful for those wanting to link the EM spec to space telescopes / the universe in AQA p1b
specko
activities for weight/ mass

activities for weight/ mass

this is an observation lesson I did recently, start off with the crossword, then the activity and the puzzle for early finishers. You will need Newton meters, bathroom scales, calculators? and random things to weigh
enkephalin
Star life cycle card sort

Star life cycle card sort

Set of cards on the stages in the stellar life cycle (for non-giant stars) for students to sort into correct order. Two sets are provided: one basic, one with extra cards giving further information on some of the stages.
pand
How many planets are in our solar system?

How many planets are in our solar system?

This is an explanation text that goes with the powerpoint presentation. Its good for year 4 plus depending on how you use it. The focus it was written for was the use of commas in a sentence eg However, it is also a good text for science. Although, written for key stage 2, a colleague has used it for key stage 3 literacy.
green ted
Solar System Project

Solar System Project

A word document that contains website addresses for pupils to do research/project work on our solar system.
2LMell
Sending a Message to Alien Worlds - Research Activity

Sending a Message to Alien Worlds - Research Activity

This worksheet introduces the idea of communicating with aliens using radio signals, via the example of the ‘Arecibo message’, transmitted by very optimistic scientists in 1974. Students are asked to use the internet to find out answers to a series of questions on this topic. This could be set as a homework task, or done in class using computers. (Alternatively, written information could be provided if computers are unavailable: you can get this from various sites including www.seti.org and wikipedia.)
pand
Physics Equations, Physical Quantities and Maths

Physics Equations, Physical Quantities and Maths

A series of word documents that lists all of the equations and physical quantities encountered in the Standard Grade Physics curriculum and also a worksheet designed to help pupils cope with the maths used in Physics.
2LMell