Catalyst

Catalyst is a topical magazine that offers features on a wide range of themes from the science curriculum bringing them to life with insights into cutting-edge research and practical applications of complex science in the world around us. Catalyst magazine is aimed mainly at science students aged 14-19.

Many of its articles are written by practising research scientists who describe their current work and how they go about it. Other articles have a historical flavour, describing scientific developments from the past. Articles cover advances in biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, earth science and medicine. However, students can also learn about the ways in which scientists work, commonly referred to as ‘How Science Works’ (HSW).

Each magazine issue consists of four major articles, of which three typically cover physics, chemistry and biology. These major articles are usually linked to current developments in scientific research and are often written by the scientists or engineers involved. The fourth article is cross-disciplinary and shows how science research often calls upon experts across all disciplines. Shorter articles look at the broader issues in science, science-related careers and ideas for experiments that teachers can use in the classroom and students can try at home. The centrespread has a single dramatic image with two or three pages of explanatory text.

The articles available in this collection cover Volumes 13 to Volume 26 (the most recent) and cover the years 2003 - 2015. New issues of Catalyst will be added to this collection as they are published. Catalyst is a science magazine for students aged 14-19 years. Annual subscriptions to print copies of the magazine can be purchased from Mindsets.

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Catalyst Volume 22 Issue 1

This issue of Catalyst includes the following articles:Food Waste Recycling - Power from Potato PeelingsThis article looks at how food waste can be treated by anaerobic digestion to produce methane and fertiliser.Circadian RhythmsMost organisms have some kind of 'body clock'; scientists are trying to show how genes...
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Catalyst Volume 21 Issue 4

This issue of Catalyst includes the following articles:Science on the Western Front Archaeologists are using many aspects of science to identify the remains of soldiers who were killed in the First World War.Cloud Control This article explains how meteorologists use a variety of techniques to seed clouds and...
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2010 to date

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Catalyst Volume 21 Issue 3

This issue of Catalyst includes the following articles:Phytoplasmas - Friend or Foe?Phytoplasmas are micro-organisms that affect crop plants, modifying their growth. Botanists are seeking to counter their effects.The Chemistry of the Noble GasesThe noble gases (Group 0 or 8 in the periodic table) are almost inert....
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2010 to date

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Catalyst Volume 21 Issue 2

This issue of Catalyst includes the following articles:Money, Mistakes and the Birth of a Science Looking at how the laying of telegraph cables across the ocean bed has led to the science of oceanography.Your Future: Animal Technician This careers article looks at working with laboratory animals and their...
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2010 to date

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Mary Howell

The search box for Catalyst magazine for relevant articles, which used toappear on the student page seems to have disappeared with the new website. This is a shame - can it be fixed?

David Sang

We are hoping this function will be restored before too long. David Sang, Catalyst editorial team

Alex Dickie

Still waiting for a search function!

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