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15 minutes on Mars activity icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

15 minutes on Mars

Have you ever looked up into the night sky at the red planet and wanted to know more? Now here’s your chance to explore Mars.

Activity
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Asteroids article icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Asteroids

From robotic telescopes to an asteroid pretending to be a moon on Mars, here are four articles about asteroids.

Article
How Do Batteries Work? article icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

How Do Batteries Work?

Batteries are devices that convert chemical energy into electricity, heres an explainer on how a battery works...

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Mythbusting moons video icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Mythbusting moons

Would we have tides if we had no Moon? Is a ‘supermoon’ an important event? Can moons have moons? Enjoy this short animation.

Video
5 mins
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History & The Arts 

Life through a lens

Humans have changed their view of the world through lenses, we see further and closer thanks to the power of this wonderful invention, could you imagine life without lenses?

Activity
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In the night sky: Orion free course icon Level

Science, Maths & Technology 

In the night sky: Orion

In this free course, In the night sky: Orion, you will explore the night sky, discover how stars formed and find out about exoplanets, all through the constellation of Orion.

Free course
24 hrs
What are waves? free course icon Level

Science, Maths & Technology 

What are waves?

This free course, What are waves? explains what waves are. It describes different types of wave as well as their properties. You can listen to the song of a humpback whale and learn about the process of echolocation which is used by dolphins to locate their food. You will also conduct your own online research into how bats use echolocation to locate their prey and also to prevent other bats from locating the same prey.  

Free course
3 hrs
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Introduction to active galaxies

The field of active galaxies is recognised as one of increasing importance. But how do we know there are different kinds of galaxy? What are active galaxies? How are they powered? This free course, Introduction to active galaxies, examines the different types of active galaxies and looks at the crucial role of the active galactic nucleus and the energy source at its heart.

Free course
20 hrs
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The science of making musical instruments article icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

The science of making musical instruments

How can you take string or a tube and create a device to make music? Here's the science behind the tools of art.

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Science, Maths & Technology 

Explore Moon rocks collected from the first Moon landing

Use our Virtual Microscope to examine a selection of Moon rocks collected by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, from the Apollo 11 mission in 1969.

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The restless Universe free course icon Level

Science, Maths & Technology 

The restless Universe

The restless Universe introduces you to major achievements and figures in the history of physics, from Copernicus to Einstein and beyond. The route from classical to quantum physics will be laid out for you in this free course without recourse to challenging mathematics but with the fundamental features of theories and discoveries described in sufficient detail to whet your appetite for further physics study.

Free course
12 hrs
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The Sun free course icon Level

Science, Maths & Technology 

The Sun

The Sun dominates our lives by defining our day, but how much do you know and understand about it? This free course will help you to explore the workings of what, from Earth, appears to be the brightest star in our universe by looking at its structure and the main processes taking place within it. You will also examine the phenomenon of sun spots.

Free course
8 hrs
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