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Educational Resources database

This searchable database is designed to help teachers, both secondary and primary, identify useful, free resources to support their teaching of astronomical and geophysical topics.


Only the highest quality resources…

All the resources listed have been carefully selected from the multitude available. They have been checked for scientific accuracy by Fellows of the Royal Astronomical Society and for effectiveness in the classroom by practising Science teachers. Only those which have proved to be both accurate and useful are included.


All UK scientific qualifications from KS3-5 supported…

The resources have been linked to the latest UK curricula and teaching specifications, covering the Key Stage 2 and 3 National Curricula for Science, GCSE Science, GCSE Astronomy, AS and A2 Physics as well as Scottish Access, Standard and Highers.


All major topics covered…

All the astronomical and geophysical topics required by the above qualifications are covered by resources in the database. These include cosmology and the Big Bang, the evolution of stars, plate tectonics, seismology and the solar system, amongst many others.


Search the database…

To find high quality resources to support your teaching of any astronomical or geophysical topic, please click here.


Outreach Resources

The Royal Astronomical Society has requested information from Institutions, Colleges, Schools and Individuals who are willing to provide outreach facilities to promote and encourage an interest in Astronomy and Geophysics.  As part of this, the RAS has produced a searchable map to find those located within a specific geographic area.

Please click here to use this new facility.


Any comments…

If you wish to recommend a resource for addition to this database, or wish to have alterations or additions to our resource map, or make any other constructive suggestions, please contact the Education & Outreach officer.

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