Below are the files required for some of the educational activities. More will be added in the near future.
An activity introducing multi-wavelength astronomy. The main part is an activity where students match up images objects at different wavelengths. A powerpoint presentation is included. The activity is suited to GCSE and A-level, but can be used at "science clubs" with students of those and younger ages.
- Activity Outline/Teacher's Pack: [MS Word] [PDF]
- Multiwavelength Universe Presentation: [Powerpoint] [PDF]
- Multiwavelength Universe Question Sheet [MS Word] [PDF]
- Multiwavelength Images [Powerpoint] [PDF]
- Movie: Herschel & Planck launch (May 2009) [Windows Media Player]
- Suggested poster template [Powerpoint]
- Full package (40MB) [ZIP]
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Design a Space Telescope
An activity for designing a space telescope, ideal for groups of students or individually. This activity is under development, and any comments or questions are welcomed. Students use the information in the student guide and an interactive Excel spreadsheet to design a space telescope, and produce a proposal. Separate student documents are available for Key stages 4 (14-16) and 5 (16+)
- Teacher Outline [MS Word] [PDF]
- Student spreadhseet: Key Stage 4 [MS_Excel] ; Key Stage 5 [MS Excel]
- Student guide: Key Stage 4 [MS Word] [PDF] ; Key Stage 5 [MS Word] [PDF]
- Presentation: Key Stage 4 [MS Powerpoint] [PDF] ; Key Stage 5 [MS Powerpoint] [PDF]
- Telescope Proposal: Key Stage 4 [MS Word] [PDF] ; Key Stage 5 [MS Word] [PDF]
- Full package: Key Stage 4 [ZIP] ; Key Stage 5 [ZIP]
A tool originally designed by the University of Oxford, for exploring the contents of the Universe. Warning: It requires Java to run, and is an 800MB download!
Origin of the Chemical Elements
The National Grid for Learning in Wales (NGfL Cymru, now HwB) have produced an educational resource which uses Herschel results to explore the origin of the chemical elements. There is an interactive powerpoint presentation, as well as a reduced version of Chromoscope which shows only a selection of the wavelengths.
French Herschel site
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