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School projects


Welcome to our section on school projects provided by teachers and educators, based on the material in Sun|trek. You can find projects suitable for different ages and abilities, some indoor and some outdoor activities. There are also some lesson starters. If you use or know of other relevant astronomy projects, please let the Sun|trek team know so they can be included in the next release.



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New Projects Using Real Solar Data

Here are some New Projects which use Real Solar Data for pupils aged 14 to 16 years (UK KS4).

Lesson starters

Here are some lesson starter project for pupils aged 11 to 14 years (UK KS3 and KS4).

Quick quizzes

Try out some quick quizzes on the Sun and solar system for KS2 and KS3.

Science projects

A range of school projects covering KS3 & KS4 science, astronomy and ICT projects.

Using real solar data

School projects adapted from NASA resources based on real solar observations (KS3 and KS4).

Maths fun

School projects with a mathematical focus covering Sun|trek topics for KS3 and KS4.

Sun Earth projects

These School Projects provide a range of classroom activities for KS2 and KS3, both indoors and outdoors.

Mike Cripps 1959-2011

Mike Cripps 1959-2011


It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the sudden and untimely death of Mike Cripps. He was an inspirational teacher and a passionate amateur astronomer. He worked with us on Sun|trek and contributed many of the educational resources.


A full obituary, published in Astronomy and Geophysics, can be downloaded here.


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