8th October 2004 at 01:00
Take two similar objects, one half the size of the other, and see what distance the larger one must be before they look the same size.

* Use a programmable toy to move around star shapes on the ground - use the same instructions from different starting points.

* Use a computer program, eg Starmap, to explore the stars and constellations.

* Make up a light-years times table eg Light takes 1year to go 6 million million miles, 2 years to go 12 million million miles and so on.

* Look for other dot patterns, eg freckles, and join up pictures in them.

* Follow a trail in the playground using markers and directional instructions.

* Draw landscapes of planets that might orbit distant stars.

* Imagine what other creatures might think of our Sun if they looked at it from across the universe.

* Get a star named after your school

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now