×
×

Astronomy

UnischoolLabS

The UnischooLabS website is aimed at teachers and anyone who wishes to use Universities' laboratories in their classrooms or for their personal interest. It includes information related to the project which has now finished, its progress throughout it's duration, access to the Toolkit and all related events.

LabQuest

Vernier LabQuest 2 is a standalone interface used to collect sensor data with its built-in graphing and analysis application. The large, high-resolution touch screen makes it easy and intuitive to collect, analyze, and share data from experiments. Its wireless connectivity encourages collaboration and personalized learning. You can also use LabQuest 2 as a computer interface using Logger Pro software for advanced analysis and video features.

Planetary calculator

This activity makes students realize how big these differences are and how important it is to choose an adequate scale for sizes, distances and revolution periods, to represent the Solar System. With ”Eyes on the Solar System” software and a hands-on model, students can simulate the position of the planets on the Solar System and understand why, as seen from earth, the planets change the place in the sky throughout the night.

Agent Exoplanet

Agent Exoplanet teaches students about exoplanets, allows students to follow the scientific process for learning about exoplanets and helps them understand the properties of exoplanets.  Agent Exoplanet is entirely online. The additional activity also requires use of Excel to plot data, and additional online labs.

Take a look at the lesson/education scenario Agent Exoplanet for ideas to use in the classroom

Sun4All

The project Sun4All aims to promote science in general and astronomy in particular. The project is based on an asset of over 30000 images of the Sun (spectroheliograms) that are kept at the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Coimbra, as result of a work of over 80 years of daily solar observations, started in 1926. This is a Sun observation collection of great scientific value.

Solar System - Earth

During the year, the distance between Earth and the Sun is changing because the Earth, and other planets move in elliptical orbits. The mean distance between the Earth and the Sun, which is equivalent to approximately 150 million kilometres, called the astronomical unit. The aim is to understand what it is the solar system, enumerate the planets of the solar system, know how to use the online telescope for observing the planets of the solar system.

Learn more about The 'Nikola Tesla' National Distance-Learning Portal

Logger Pro

A student friendly, versatile and powerful tool for data-collection and analysis.  You can:

Stellarium

Stellarium is a free open source planetarium showing a realistic sky in 3D, as you would see it with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.  Features include: catalogues with more than 200 million stars, constellations for 17 different cultures, images of nebulae.  

World Wide Telescope

Would you like to explore real images or take a guided tour around the Solar System?

With the World Wide Telescope you can access the same images used by professional astronomers in research.  You can go on a guided tour to see what happens to Milky Way dust or journey two billion years in the past to view galaxy light bending.

Shooting Stars

Shooting Stars is an interactive computer simulation using calculation power of super computers.

Pages