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World Space Week

It's World Space Week in October! Lots of lovely teaching ideas which are ideal for space themed projects.

Teachers

Tablet friendly

6-11 year olds
Explore the Solar System

Explore the Solar System through video clips from Wonders of the Solar System and classic BBC TV series. The site contains images, facts and animations too. Suitable also for use in the primary classroom on an IWB.

Teachers, Pupils

Not tablet friendly

11-18 year olds
The Earth and Beyond

Super animations which help you to understand shadows, the phases of the moon, the order of the planets, day and night and the length of the day. These work brilliantly on an interactive whiteboard.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

7-11 year olds
Planet Profiles

How is your knowledge of the solar system? Planet Profiles has the key facts on all the planets in our solar system. There is a challenge quiz too to test your knowledge.

Teachers, Pupils

Not tablet friendly

7-11 year olds
NASA 50 Years Celebration

A multimedia timeline of 50 years of NASA's achievements in space exploration.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

11-18 year olds
Earth, Sun and Moon

A simulation of the Earth going round the Sun. Investigate the how far the Earth travels in a year in space. Make the Earth orbit exactly round the Sun by setting a number of months.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

9-11 year olds
Eclipses

A super animation which demonstrates and describes the Moon's rotation on a tilted axis and its revolution around the Earth and also the movement of the Earth and moon around the Sun.

Teachers, Pupils

Not tablet friendly

7-14 year olds
NASA Space Shuttle Virtual Tour

Take a virtual reality tour inside a Space Shuttle and view the photograph archive.

Teachers, Pupils

Not tablet friendly

7-16 year olds
S-Cool! GCSE Physics

A comprehensive and easy to use GCSE Physics revision resource. Packed full of animations, interactions and exam style or multichoice questions and answers.

Pupils

Tablet friendly

14-16 year olds
Planets, Moons and their Dark Sides

Three interactive whiteboard activities where you can look at the positions of planets. It has animations for the phases of the moon and the Earth spinning on its axis demonstrating day and night.

Teachers, Pupils

Not tablet friendly

7-11 year olds
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