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KS3 Science & Maths - Breaking News!: Deep Space

Information to help you create a science and maths news flash, mini-documentary or advert (year 8) - compiled by your Librarians.

Deep Space

Hubble Sees 'Island Universe' in the Coma Cluster

Stimulus Questions

  • Who cares about stuff in space?

  • Black holes, pulsars, quasars - eh?

  • Who was Hubble and why is there a telescope named after him?

  • How can you justify the cost of this research to the public?

Find more information...

Have a go at finding some more information using the search engines in the boxes below.  Sweet Search and ipl2 both search the internet for useful information for students. 

Here are some ideas of keywords and search strings to search for.

Sweet Search - a search engine for students

Try to find out more using Sweet Search, a search engine designed to help students find reliable information.

Links to Websites about Space

Kids Konnect will give you lots of links to websites about space.

Hubble telescope viewing Deep Space

How Stuff Works

Explore the 'Space' section of the How Stuff Works website to find lots of information about space.

BBC - Outer Space

Try this interactive activity on the BBC Bitesize website, it includes lots of interesting information about the solar system and outer space.

New Scientist - Space

Explore the New Scientist's webpages on Space.

Deep Space - POPSCI

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