Activities

Age: 12 - 14

Build a simple cross-staff and measure the stars!
A tinkering workshop to create a collective artwork with light
Compare the size of the Sun and the Earth building and using a pinhole camera.
Build a homemade spectrometer to discover light
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.
Learn how to age craters with this Predict, Explain, Observe, Explain Activity!
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!
Like a "modern" Galileo, use true astronomical satellite observations to discover if the Sun (and other celestial objects) are rotating!
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!
What are black holes and what would happen if the Sun was replaced by one of them?
How do astronomers detect invisible black holes?
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?
Observing what gravity is doing to the Universe
The air circulation system: how are winds created?
Play with maps, moving your country to another planet!
Unveiling the mystery of "shooting stars": meteors, meteorites and meteroids
A literal Earth-Shattering experiment that will make us understand impact craters!
Learn about our furthest neighbors from planetary maps
Use maps to learn about the most geologically active world in our Solar System
An up close look at our own satellite using planetary maps!
Explore planet Mars, learning how to use planetary maps!
Learn more about our nearest neighbour
Use a globe to describe your position on Earth.
Create your own music inspired by images of space.
Build a timeline of the all Universe!
Discover how to read and draw maps by observing.
Build a sundial and discover how time can be measured.
Investigate the properties of carbon dioxide with this fun demonstration.
Investigate the effects of light pollution on night sky observation.
Build a scale model of the Solar System on your city map
Why is the Sun's shadow so important?
Learn how energy can be transformed into various forms.
Let's think about the night sky and write a poem related to astronomy!
The amazing technology of fibre optics: what has it done for technology here on Earth and in observing space?
Measure light pollution observing the faintest visible stars!
Build a Magnitude Reader to explore the visibility of stars
Learn astronomical topics through the classic snakes and ladders game.
Hands-on activity to measure the Sun by using household materials.
Explore the life-cycle of stars with Star in a Box activity.