Catalyst Magazine

Catalyst Magazine is a science journal for young people aged 14-19 and their educators. It brings STEM subjects to life with insights into cutting-edge scientific research and industry R&D exploring the practical applications of complex science in the world around us. Catalyst magazine is a digital only magazine, each edition is accompanied by Learning Notes that expand upon some of the content, providing opportunities to continue exploring the science, the careers and real world context.  Recent editions can be found on its own website:




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This issue of Catalyst includes the following articles:

Plastics: an Insoluble Problem

This article looks at plastics, their uses and what happens to them once they are discarded.


Wearing Electronics

This Catalyst article investigates how polymer materials can be designed and printed with electrical properties that allow them to be used in wearable electronic devices. The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science...

Catalyst mini edition

In this mini edition of Catalyst magazine, marine biologists Magnus Johnson and Melanie Coull, from the University of Hull, explore just how little we know about plastic waste in the ocean.

The world generates 288m tonnes of plastic worldwide each year, but little is known about it's fate in the ocean once...

A new unknown universe

This article looks at the ways scientists have detected dark matter.

Catalyst is a science magazine for students aged 14-19 years....