Activities

Age: 14 - 16

Let's observe the Moon and learn how to measure its motion with simple observations and tools!
Find the exoplanet and determine its size using data from the Spitzer Space Telescope!
Let's learn how stars in constellations move through time using real astronomical images.
A hands-on introduction to how to read maps of other planets made by space missions.
A game of cards to understand powers of 10 and the very diverse scales in Nature
Using telescope images of comet C/2019 Y4 we calculate its average speed and understand what a physical quantity is
Learn about light and spectra building a spectroscope with a CD!
An educational interdisciplinary game to drive a rover on Mars
Like a "modern" Galileo, use true astronomical satellite observations to discover if the Sun (and other celestial objects) are rotating!
By understanding how rainbows work, you can discover about light and its properties, learning about stars, nebulae, galaxies, and our Universe.
Learn how to build a model of the Sun...which can fit nearly 1 million little Earth balls!
Lets' investigate gravity, dark matter and dark energy with some very simple experiments!
Let's investigate the nature of dark matter and energy with gravitational lensing!
Learn how the Vikings used the sky to navigate at sea with a hands-on activity!
A simple model experiment to understand what makes a planet habitable.
Learn what would happen on Earth if all the ice melted!
Are our oceans turning to acid? Lets' learn how water turns in acid and back.
Why do oceans play an important role in mitigating global warming?
How do satellite-based positioning and GPS navigation work?
Learn how radar altimetry from satellites works and how to put landscapes on paper.
How do satellites take images of the Earth surface and how do we analyse and use them?
Learn about climate from data and graphs
How did Arabian sailors navigate at sea?
Observing what gravity is doing to the Universe
How to navigate at sea like an explorer?
The air circulation system: how are winds created?
Play with maps, moving your country to another planet!
A literal Earth-Shattering experiment that will make us understand impact craters!
Learn the ancient skill of Celestial Navigation
Understand astronomical distances using street lights
Create your own music inspired by images of space.
Build a scale model of the Solar System on your city map
Why is the Sun's shadow so important?
The amazing technology of fibre optics: what has it done for technology here on Earth and in observing space?
The basics of galaxy classification, using Hubble Space Telescope images.
Measure light pollution observing the faintest visible stars!
Build a Magnitude Reader to explore the visibility of stars
Explore the life-cycle of stars with Star in a Box activity.
Hands-on activity to measure the Sun by using household materials.
Explore the life-cycle of stars with Star in a Box activity.