In this special issue, we have tried to combine a celebration of the 400th anniversary of Galileo using a telescope to look at the night sky and al
A simple practical activity that uses various methods to help students understand the idea of the expanding universe.
The Gaia space telescope will make the largest, three-dimensional map of our Galaxy by surveying more than a thousand million stars.
European Space Agency
In 1957, Russia launched Sputnik 1 into space, the first satellite to orbit the Earth. There was no news until it had been successful.
Classroom activities and resources for students aged 11-19 years with film clips, online games and quizzes.
IOPSpark has been designed to give teachers, trainees and teacher trainers a one-stop-destination to access the best physics resources available.
Authoritative guidance for teachers on practical physics from the Nuffield Curriculum Centre and the Institute of Physics.
Institute of Physics
This article, based on research conducted by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) for the UK branch of the European Space Educat
Explore one of the most enigmatic tools in astronomy, the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, interactively with your students.
Las Cumbres Observatory
This article describes how the Science Department at Shoeburyness High School in Essex introduced a space-themed year 8 (ages 12-13) science course
Kaye and Laby provides tables of data, formulae, graphs and charts covering a wide range of science and engineering topics.
National Physical Laboratory
This article looks at a selection of resources currently available for use in the teaching of astronomy in UK schools.