The “pink” (magenta) elephant optical illusion is a great starter to a lesson on colour vision.
In this activity students use a lamp and piece of paper to show how the light from the Sun spreads out more when it strikes...
Show that the temperature in the UK depends on whether the northern hemisphere is tilted towards or away from the Sun.
A small white ball and light source are used to show how the phases of the Moon are created from the point of view of the...
A ball fixed to a hula hoop is used to model how the Moon’s inclined orbit to the Earth means we do not get a solar eclipse...
Three zip files containing different resources to aid in the teaching of astronomy and space.
In December 1998, NASA launched the Mars Climate Orbiter. Its mission was to report data on the Martian atmosphere and climate...
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Answer: two if you are in the International Space Station (ISS) and don’t know which module the bulb is in!
It is estimated that 250,000 different weights and measures were in use across pre-revolutionary France. In 1791, the National...
Historical accounts report that a mass standard pre-dated the Norman Conquest and was referred to as the pound of the Tower of...
The following list may be an amusing way in which to introduce and discuss prefix multipliers:
Austin Sendek, a physics student at the University of California has started a campaign to establish ‘hella’ as the SI prefix...
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