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The road to success: how the A14 construction project is inspiring young people in STEM

Carrying around 85,000 vehicles per day across Cambridgeshire, the A14 trunk road, which is managed by Highways England, is a vital transport corridor between the West Midlands and East Anglia. However, it is frequently congested and traffic is often disrupted by breakdowns and accidents.A section of the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon...


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Reversing climate change with the HEDRA project: designing the future home occupants

Climate change is happening. Unless we educate people from a young age, we have little chances of reversing the current climatic trend and ensure resilience in the future. It is important to provide simple and easy-to-do actions for everyone to take, that can reduce the impact we have on the environment with an immediate effect.The HEDRA (Home...


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Start your own science club and see the benefits for yourself

Running a science club can be an extremely rewarding experience. They provide the chance to explore and investigate science, even topics not in the curriculum, and enrich learning.Think of those wow factor investigations such as: lava lamps, stomp rockets and volcanoes. However as they are hands-on sessions they do require planning ahead and...


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Science practicals: making a voltaic cell

This is a really simple way to show how we can chemically generate electricity using everyday equipment.A voltaic cell, named after Alessandro Volta, is an electrochemical cell that derives electrical energy from the flow of electrons from one metal to another, this is driven by oxidation and reduction reactions (redox) (depending on the loss or...


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Teaching secondary science outside the classroom

Going outside can add a sense of occasion to learning and make a lesson memorable. With better weather on the way, we asked around the office for some favourite ways to take the lesson outside. Here’s our top six physics activities and top four chemistry activities: Top six outdoor physics activities:Model the...


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The trouble with practical science

You may – or may not – have noticed a bit of a furore developing recently around practical science, or more specifically the assessment of it. For A level in England, Ofqual have announced that assessment of practical science will no longer be included in the final grading, with a separate pass/fail for defined practical techniques reported...


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