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| Issue 38

Wind and rain: meteorology in the classroom

Why does it rain? Can we predict it? Give physics students a mass of weather data and some information technology, and they can try working this out for themselves.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Earth science
 

| Issue 37

Measuring the explosiveness of a volcanic eruption

Using effervescent heartburn tablets, model the action of volcanoes to measure the intensity of the explosions and create your own measurement scale.

Ages: <11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Earth science, Mathematics, General science
   

| Issue 36

Smart measurements of the heavens

Get your students to use their smartphones for some hands-on astronomy.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Earth science, Mathematics, Astronomy / space
         

| Issue 34

Unexpected climate change

Reporting from the COP21 conference in Paris, we ask why ‘global warming’ can actually make the weather colder.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Earth science
 

| Issue 34

Experimenting with storytelling

Folktales can be a great way to introduce hands-on science into the primary-school classroom.

Ages: <11;
Topics: Physics, Chemistry, Earth science, Science and society, General science
       

| Issue 34

Microplastics: small but deadly

Try these hands-on activities to introduce your students to microplastics – a hazard for fish and other marine animals – and to our responsibilities to our environment.

Ages: <11, 11-14, 14-16;
Topics: Biology, Chemistry, Earth science, Science and society
   

| Issue 34

Planetary energy budgets

Understanding Earth’s climate system can teach us about other planets.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Astronomy / space, Earth science