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| Issue 50

Grow your own statistical data

Would your students prefer to grow edible crops or wrangle with statistics? Here’s a way to combine these activities in a real-world application of statistical analysis.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Mathematics
   

| Issue 50

Alien life and where to find it

As space missions venture to the moons of Jupiter and Saturn – and beyond – to look for the conditions for life, what alien life forms might be found in such exotic environments?

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Chemistry, Astronomy / space
         

| Issue 49

Astrofarmer: how to grow plants in space

Investigate the factors affecting plant growth and devise a plan for growing plants on the Moon.

Ages: <11, 11-14;
Topics: Biology, Astronomy / space
         

| Issue 49

The social science of climate change

In Arctic regions, landscapes are changing fast. This has profound effects on their biological systems, but how are communities and their traditional lifestyles affected?

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Earth science, Science and society
       

| Issue 49

Finding the recipe for life on Earth

Three key factors were required for life to develop on Earth – but which factor came first? Recent research could help settle the debate.

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

| Issue 48

How plants beat jet lag

New research is shedding light on the internal ‘clocks’ that help plants respond to changing day-night cycles.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology
           

| Issue 48

Behind the scenes at the laboratory

You don’t have to be a researcher to take part in worthwhile scientific research. Find out about some of the less visible roles that keep the science happening.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Careers in STEM
 

| Issue 47

Fantastic feats: magic with money

You’ll need to put your money on the table for this batch of tricks, then use your scientific knowledge to make ‘cents’ of what happens!

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Engineering
 

| Issue 47

Colour, chlorophyll and chromatography

Use thin-layer chromatography to discover the variety of pigments that play a role in photosynthesis and give leaves their colour.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Chemistry