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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
Q-Files

Q-files is a free, comprehensive, online encyclopedia specially designed and written for children. It is also advert free and regularly updated. Superb!

Pupils

Tablet friendly

7-13 year olds
DK Find Out

A fantastic primary encyclopedia type site from Dorling Kindersley. Find out about dinosaurs, space, animals, nature and more. Fun learning activities for kids with videos, quizzes and galleries.

Teachers, Pupils, Parents

Tablet friendly

7-13 year olds
STEM

Support and resources for teachers and educators in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths). You will need to register to access online and physical resources, online community groups and more.

Teachers

Tablet friendly

5-18 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
International Space Station Interactive Reference Guide

An amazing guide from NASA to how the International Space Station works, how the crew live on board and take tour both inside and outside the craft.

Teachers, Pupils

Not tablet friendly

7-14 year olds
Space Shuttle Discovery Virtual Tour

Take a virtual reality tour of a Space Shuttle, launch pad and associated buildings.

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
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