A really wonderful collection of well presented information pages and activities linked to observing the night sky that can be used to develop workshop activities for a Space Camp focused on observing the night sky. You can either download it in a PDF format here or order hard copies from the STFC website.
A fabulous resources from the Royal Society of Chemistry where you can lead your pupils on a mission to discover which materials block UV light. Experiment with different materials to discover which blocks UV light the best.
A superb book of information and activities that will be ideal for a camp that is focused on observing the sky at night. You can either download it in a PDF format here or order hard copies from the STFC website.
The Faulkes Telescope Project provides free access to a global network of robotic telescopes for education through their partnership with Las Cumbres Observatory. They also offer free teacher CPD, classroom resources and advice and support on all aspects of using astronomy in your classroom.
The National Schools’ Observatory (NSO) uses astronomy to support and promote STEM education, utilising privileged access to the world’s largest robotic telescope
One of the largest astronomy education projects in the world, the NSO currently has over 9000 users, our website attracts well over 1 million hits every year, and there have been over 140,000 telescope observations requested by teachers and pupils since our inception in 2004.
The e-book 100 educational activities about Light and Photonics is a quick reference guide to freely available resource for teachers and educators. The list of activities consists of educational activities for children 6 years and older and includes material developed by Universe Awareness and partners.
The Deep Space Diary is a free primary programme that combines STEM learning with a breadth of subjects for KS2. Students create their own book as they adventure through Deep Space with the James Webb Space Telescope and a team of awesome space and engineering experts. By completing 60+ hours of curriculum-linked, creative activities, students learn about the history of space observation; explore our Solar System; learn about light, colour and infrared; engineer their own space telescope; unearth the wonders of the Universe and much more.
This set of eight enquiry-based activities aimed at 8-10 year olds allows pupils to study light and colour using spectroscopes and colour wheels. Pupils work individually or in groups to build a spectroscope that can be used to look at light sources. They look at the composition of white light and how complex colours are made up of combinations of the three basic colours (red, green and blue).
Follow this link for advice and resources to support with stargazing activities.
In this series of free to download comics the main character Ada explores science and space. The stories promote the idea that anyone can do science, ask questions and work together to find the answers. The focus on robotic telescopes would make this an ideal resource for a Starlight themed Space Camp.