Activities

Let's observe the Moon and learn how to measure its motion with simple observations and tools!
Build a simple cross-staff and measure the stars!
A tinkering workshop to create a collective artwork with light
Find the exoplanet and determine its size using data from the Spitzer Space Telescope!
Let's discover telescopes and experiment simple optics
Let's make a simple model of the Orion constellation
Compare the size of the Sun and the Earth building and using a pinhole camera.
Build a homemade spectrometer to discover light
Build a model to learn what light pollution is and what its effects are.
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
Let's build a model of the Sun with plasticine and get to know our star!
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!
Find out the Sun’s rotation period, applying the simple equation of average speed to a real astronomical case.
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?
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!
Unveiling the mystery of "shooting stars": meteors, meteorites and meteroids
A literal Earth-Shattering experiment that will make us understand impact craters!
Have fun, building asteroids using clay!
Learn about our furthest neighbors from planetary maps
Learn from maps about the only other known body in the Solar System with seas and lakes
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
Learn the ancient skill of Celestial Navigation
Measure the distance to an asteroid with a novel technique
Let's observe the evening sky with the naked eye
Understand astronomical distances using street lights
Use a globe to describe your position on Earth.
Demonstrate the seasons on Earth using a model.
Air takes up space even though you cannot see it.
Find out why, in the summer it is cooler by the sea than on the land!
Create your own music inspired by images of space.
Make your star hat, learning about the stars
Build a satellite to learn what they are made of and their uses.
Play a game of card and learn about the Sun and planets.
Build an Earth-Moon-Sun mobile to learn about how they orbit.
Learn about constellations by building a star lantern.
Build a timeline of the all Universe!
Build a model of the Milky Way to discover what our galaxy contains.
Discover how to read and draw maps by observing.
Build a sundial and discover how time can be measured.
Investigate three dimensional objects and perspective using constellations
Build an hourglass to understand what time is and how it can be measured.
Compare diurnal and nocturnal animals and experiment with day and night.
Investigate the properties of carbon dioxide with this fun demonstration.
Let's see how the Moon always keeps the same face towards Earth!
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?
Make a model of the Solar System planets using household materials.
Learn how energy can be transformed into various forms.
Let's think about the night sky and write a poem related to astronomy!
A virtual journey to space to learn that we live on a tiny planet, in a vast and empty space.
The amazing technology of fibre optics: what has it done for technology here on Earth and in observing space?
Explore a tactile version of our home, the Earth, with household materials.
Levitate an astronaut with the power of magnetism!
Explore the tactile version of our moon with household materials.
Build a safe Sun viewer using cheap household items
The basics of galaxy classification, using Hubble Space Telescope images.
Learn about moons of our solar system through art!
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.
Create craters and explore the lunar landscape with this hands-on activity.
Explore day and night on Earth.
Explore layers of Earth's atmosphere.
Explore the tactile version of our star; the Sun with household materials.
Let's make a portrait of the Milky Way!
Explore the life-cycle of stars with Star in a Box activity.
Counting Sunspots using real solar images and data.
Hands-on activity to measure the Sun by using household materials.
Explore the life-cycle of stars with Star in a Box activity.
Understand the mystery of black holes through a hands-on activity.
Design an alien life form, suited for an extra-terrestrial world.