Are you home schooling, but find teaching space intimidating? I’m an award-winning author of space books for children, with years of experience delivering space talks, workshops and planetarium shows to primary schools. Let me be your guide through the solar system.
I’ve put together the following KS2 resources to help you. They are based around bite-sized videos that you can work through with your children at your own pace. There are brief quizzes throughout to check their new found understanding, too.
The Sun, Earth and Moon
Everything you need to know to cover the Sun, Earth and Moon topic in KS2. Discover why the Moon has phases, how solar and lunar eclipses work and why the Earth has seasons.
The Solar System
Join me on a flight through the planets and their moons. We’ll also visit asteroids, comets, and dwarf planets.
I’m a multi-award-winning astronomy author and speaker. My twenty books have sold more than 400,000 copies worldwide and been translated into 21 languages. Plus I’ve written over 200 popular science articles for publications including The Guardian, New Scientist, The Wall Street Journal and BBC Science Focus.
As well as writing a book with the astronaut Tim Peake, I’ve won The Margaret Mallett Award for Children’s Non-Fiction. A Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, I’ve appeared on BBC News, Sky News and Radio 5Live. I’m also lucky enough to have had the asteroid (15347) Colinstuart named after me.
Videos currently under construction
I’m busy putting the finishing touches to these videos so that they are ready for the 2022/2023 school year. Be the first to hear when they go live by completing the following form.
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