Smarttscience.com is providing free learning resources and live video lessons for pupils on the theme of space science. Teachers can be assured that the content is accurate, up to date and appropriate for pupils aged 8 to 12 as lessons are designed through the Smarttscience.com teacher collaborations.
Every Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock, professor of astrophysics Stephen Smartt will be hosting a live video lesson via his YouTube channel. Before the lesson, download the lesson resources that Stephen Smartt will be using.
One of the most important things that pupils can do in a science class is to ask questions.
During the live lessons, pupils or teachers can tweet questions to @smarttscience or email smarttsciencelearning@ Questions will be answered by Professor Smartt during the live lesson. gmail.com.
Stephen Smartt is a professor of astrophysics at Queen’s University Belfast. Astrophysics is the branch of space science that examines planets, galaxies, black holes, and all of the other objects drifting in the universe.
In this eight week series, Professor Smarrt will cover our solar system, rocky planets, gas & ice giants, dwarf planets, asteroids, comets, meteors, stars, life in extreme environments, and exo-planets.
The recordings of previous lessons along with their accompanying resources are available below.
What are stars, how are stars born and how do stars die? Professor of astrophysics, Stephen Smartt, explains the answer to these questions in his resource booklet and live lesson. The resource booklet contains some extra activities like a multiple-choice question sheet. Answers provided.View full description
Learn about the three celestial bodies of asteroids, comets, and meteors with professor of astrophysics, Stephen Smartt. Activities include drawing an asteroid and a test your knowledge multiple-choice activity. Answers included.View full description
Strand: 2. Earth and Space
Strand unit: 1. Relationships between Celestial Objects
Strand: Natural Environments
Strand unit: Planet Earth in Space
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Week four live lesson with Professor Smartt took place on 2nd June 2020. The following downloadable resource contains information about dwarf planets. Activities include finding a dwarf planet and a test your knowledge multiple-choice activity sheet.View full description
Week three live lesson with Professor Smartt took place on 28th May 2020. The following downloadable resource contains information about huge planets composed mostly of gas with a rocky or metallic core. Activities include a word search and multiple-choice question sheet.View full description
Week two live lesson with Professor Smartt took place on 19th May 2020. The following downloadable resource contains the slides, worksheet for the lesson, and a multiple choice quiz.View full description
Week one live lesson with Professor Smartt took place on May 12th 2020. The following downloadable resource contains the slides, a worksheet to name the planets, a multiple choice quiz, and some extra advanced activities.View full description
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