CO2 Levels Activity

A test tube rack with tubes showing Bromothymol blue indicator solution colours at different pH

July 19, 2019 | Posted in Demonstrations, Experiments | By

This activity has been adapted from resources created for the Space Academy Applied Sciences KS3 masterclass. In this activity students investigate the CO2 concentration of three different samples and try to identify their source. The context of the experiment can be linked to either planetary/exoplanetary atmospheres, or to climate change.

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Mars Timeline

March 20, 2014 | Posted in Educational Resources, Image Analysis, Theoretical/problem solving | By

I developed this image analysis activity for KS3-5 based on geology/geography for delivery on my Mars in a Box workshop – a Mars-related extension to the Solar System in a Box workshop.

In this activity students study real satellite images of the Mars surface – taken from Google Mars and ESA Mars Express.  Using these images students can unravel the sequence of geological events in two different Mars locations.

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This activity was developed with funding from a UKSA Space for All Grant 2012/2013

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Mars Globes

March 20, 2014 | Posted in Art and Craft, Educational Resources | By

I developed this craft activity for delivery on my Mars in a Box workshop – a Mars-related extension to the Solar System in a Box workshop.  This activity is suitable for KS 1-2 and a family audience at science festivals.  Very simply it allows students to make their own globe of Mars.  It has been trialled in primary school workshops and for the 2013 BBC Star Gazing Live East Midlands Event and the 2014 Star Gazing Live event at University of Leicester.

Download the instructions to create a Mars Globe
Download the template to create a Mars Globe

This activity was developed with funding from a UKSA Space for All Grant 2012/2013

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