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Extra Resources

Not all of our resources have a home yet – so those that don’t can live here!

They will be from a range of subject areas and for a range of ages – so keep checking back as we update this ‘lucky dip’ of fun, educational things to do!

#SotonAstroArt: Art Competition

Learn about exciting astronomy research on Supernova Stars and Dark Energy. Create your art while you learn Astrophysics!


The competition is open to Everyone; there are 4 age categories. Your art work can take on any form but should be inspired by our University of Southampton research into the ‘life cycle of stars’, Supernova and Dark Energy. Submit your work online using the hashtag #SotonAstroArt.

Enjoy this fun colouring sheet which also includes some information on the competition: sotonastroartcolouringinsheet


Bugs, Bird Baths and More!

From the windowsill of a top-floor flat, to the edge of the path you walk on to the shops, wildlife is everywhere to be found! Enjoy these colourful Ecology worksheets from our very own bug specialists!

Where to find insects and invertebrates

Different types of insect

Making a bird bath


History A-Level Podcast – The Russian Revolution

Dr. George Gilbert has re-created his popular talk for A-Level students as five 10-15 minute podcast episodes, taking you from Russia in the late 19th Century up to 1917. (The last episode is split into two parts.)

George says, “The Russian Revolution is quite arguably the seminal revolutionary event of the entire twentieth century. This short talk will explore the long and short term causes surrounding the revolution, its placement in early twentieth century Russia’s longer-term epoch of conflict and violence, and briefly touch on some of its outcomes.”

Episode 1: Social and Economic Change


Episode 2: Rise of Political Radicalism


Episode 3: 1905


Episode 4: WW1, 1914-1917


Episode 5: 1917

Part 1


Part 2