NASA & TRAPPIST-1: A Treasure Trove of Planets Found
Seven Earth-sized planets have been observed by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope around a tiny, nearby, ultra-cool dwarf star called TRAPPIST-1. Three of these planets are firmly in the habitable zone. Over 21 days, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope measured the drop in light as each planet passed in front of the star.
NASA Kids' ClubA website for children with lots of fun activities and things to learn about.
NASA's websiteThis is a huge resource with plenty for children and adults alike.
BBC SpaceAnother interesting website, crammed with lots of interesting facts. One to look at with a grown-up.
Tim Peake's ESA websiteTim Peake's pages on The European Space Agency's website. Well worth a look with a grown-up.
ISS TrackerThis website shows (in real time) the position of the International Space Station in orbit.
Spot the StationWant to know when the ISS will be visible? This part of NASA's website has the answers.
StellariumStellarium is a fantastic free astronomy program. There are versions for iPads too.
A fun song about the Moon.
A fun rap and video about our closest star.
StoryBots Solar System
An amusing and informative video about the Solar System.
The StoryBots return with another catchy song/rap about stars this time.
A catchy song from the StoryBots about planet Earth.
StoryBots Super Songs Outer Space
The StoryBots' space videos all in one super-sized helping.
Exploring Our Solar System
An informative video, ideal for finding out about the planets.
The Solar System Song
A gentle and informative song all about our Solar System.
The Planets' Song
A catchy little ditty going over the planets of the Solar System.
Another song-based way of learning about the planets in the Solar System.
A catchy tune for learning the planets in the Solar System.
Dwarf Planet Compilation/Solar System Dwarf Planet/Dwarf Planets for Kids
Learn about all the Dwarf Planets in our solar system! You'll learn about dwarf planets Eris, Pluto, Haumea, MakeMake and Ceres with this educational fun animated music video.
Planet Song for Kids/Solar System Songs/40 Minute Compilation
Enjoy 40 minutes and 18 videos of the solar system's planets. This video tells you so much information about our solar system. The music is very catchy so you can learn through singing.
Buzz Aldrin's journey to the moon
A very timely advert featuring Buzz himself. Other oats brands are also available :)
Neil Armstrong - Mini Biography
Watch a short biography of Neil Armstrong, the space commander for the Apollo 11 lunar mission who was the first man to walk on the moon.
Earth Compared To The Rest Of The Universe
"There are more stars in our Universe than there are grains of sand on all the beaches on Earth." There are 100 to 400 billion stars in the Milky Way and more than 100 billion galaxies in the Universe - maybe as many as 500 billion. Lots to think about and make your brain ache!
Astronaut Chris Hadfield singing David Bowie's Space Oddity in zero gravity.
Chris Hadfield an astronaut aboard the ISS performs David Bowie's Space Oddity.
We've been really busy building and testing (sometimes to near destruction) our rocket transporters. We used axles and wheels to enable them to roll along. Lots of recycled materials were used for the other parts. Have a look at our pictures and video.
Please remember to pay for any school dinners in advance. Sports Relief day is on Friday 23rd March. World Book Day will now take place on Thursday 29th March. Information about other events happening this week can be found on our calendar in the 'Parents' section.