Scotland Third/Fourth level

What is a star?

We can see thousands of stars in the night sky - small points of light in the vastness of space. But what are stars? How do they make light? Why are they different colours? Watch this video to find out some more information about stars!



A photo of the Sun with the text What is a star? on a black background


What is a nebula?



Images of nebulae in space with a question mark in the centre


Planet Facts Posters

Do you know how many planets in our Solar System have rings? Or how many have moons? Learn some interesting facts about the planets in our Solar System with these free printable posters!



Thumbnail of the 8 Planet Facts Posters


Host A Space Debate

Should humans colonise Mars? Is there life in the Universe? Science continually seeks to answer big questions - but it takes a lot of research and communication to come to a consensus. Why not host a debate and try it yourself?



Three people standing on a debate stage in front of a large crowd.


What is Gravity?



Planet Earth in space. Three children are standing on the planet. Arrows show the pull of gravity from where they are on the surface into the centre of the Earth.


The 'Space Weight' Calculator

Ever wondered how heavy or light you would feel on another planet in our Solar System?



Cartoon of planets on a weighing balance in space. Jupiter is on the left side, weighing the balance is down. Earth, Mars, and Mercury are piled on top of each other on the other end of the balance.


Timeline of Astronomy

Short Intro Text: 

Did you know that our understanding of science and space had gradually been built over thousands of years? Discover the people from the past whose observations and experiments helped us understand our Solar System and the Universe.





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