Astrophysics with Dr Johanna Vos
What does an astrophysicist do?
- Project page
4-5 5-6 6-7 7-8 8-9 9-10 10-11
The solar system and beyond
Lesson plan Video
Have you ever thought about the stars in the sky? And what might life be like on other planets? This 60-minute lesson programme invites pupils aged 4–11 to think about life beyond Earth – and to consider that what they’re learning in class could lead to an exciting career in astrophysics.
Watch a film in which Dr Johanna Vos (American Museum of Natural History, New York) talks about how she got into astrophysics and her work on finding new planets. A one-page activity guide includes video discussion questions and fun follow-up activities: making constellations and designing a planet.
Science: Working Scientifically, Earth & Space (Y5)
Key Stages: EYFS, KS1, KS2
The World Around Us: Place – Our Place in the Universe
Key Stages: Foundation, KS1, KS2
Sciences: Planet Earth – Space
Levels: Early Level, First Level, Second Level
Science & Technology: Matter, Forces & Energy
Progression Steps: PS1, PS2, PS3