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| 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 33

An almost fearless brain

Wouldn’t it be great to live without fear? Or would it? Research is showing just how important fear can be.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Health, Science and society
           

| Issue 32

Beat the Flood

Imagine living with the danger that your home could be flooded at any time. This challenge will enable pupils aged 7–14 to discover the impact that flooding has on people’s lives, and how science and technology can mitigate its effects and help find potential solutions.

Ages: <11, 11-14;
Topics: Earth science, Engineering, Science and society
   

| Issue 32

The magic sand mystery

Using an everyday toy can introduce mystery into the classroom and help explain chemistry.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16;
Topics: Chemistry, Science and society
       

| Issue 32

Once upon a time there was a pterodactyl…

Adapting the steps of the scientific method can help students write about science in a vivid and creative way. 

Ages: <11, 11-14, 14-16;
Topics: Science and society, General science
 

| Issue 32

Colour to dye for

The basic chemistry of hair dyes has changed little over the past century, but what do we know about the risks of colouring our hair, and why do we do it?

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Chemistry, Science and society
             

| Issue 31

The challenging logistics of lunar exploration

The path to the Moon is paved with many challenges. What questions do the next generation of space explorers need to answer?

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

| Issue 31

The perfect meal

Psychology is teaching us how to make food sweeter without changing its ingredients.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Biology, General science, Chemistry, Science and society
     

| Issue 31

Greening chemistry

Chemistry is not always completely environmentally friendly; green chemistry is working to change that.

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