Astronomy Master Class

From OER in Education
An overview of of six astronomy-related lessons resources (SC019 to SC0024)

Lesson idea. This is an overview of a collection of six astronomy-related lessons.

Teaching approach. The Astronomy Master Class was developed to inspire the next generation of scientists and in particular physicists. Although this course of 6 lessons is framed mostly around the science of astronomy, it draws on many themes from physics and aims to show how they all can link together. Additionally, it is structured so that it deliberately does not cut across material in most standard GCSE science courses and does not aim to answer every question. A deliberate part of the design was to visit each topic area only briefly and leave students hungry for more. (edit)

Resource details
Title Astronomy Master Class
Topic [[Topics/Astronomy|Astronomy]]
Teaching approach

[[Teaching Approaches/NA|NA]]

Learning Objectives
  • Increasing the likelihood that students will take an A level in science (specifically physics).
  • Inspiring some pupils to pursue degrees/careers in science-based disciplines.
  • Demonstrating that science learnt at GCSE barely scratches the surface of the complexity of the universe we live in.
Format / structure
  • Overview document with a description & history of the master class at school 'An evening with the stars'
  • A master class certificate and evaluation form for students
  • Individually in SC0019-24 are the narrated Youtube screen-casts, teachers notes, a Prezi presentation and a Acrobat file should you wish to do the presentation yourself.


Age of students / grade

[[Resources/KS5|KS5]],  [[Resources/Secondary|Secondary]],  [[Resources/KS4|KS4]]

Related ORBIT Wiki Resources
Files and resources to view and download

© Preview of 'An evening with the stars' - download the file above