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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Using plastics in the body

This Catalyst article looks at how scientists are learning to use polymers for many medical applications, including implants, bone repairs and reduction in infections.


Gathering space dust

This Catalyst article looks at how you can collect iron micro-meteorites using a magnet. 


Catalyst volume 27 issue 3: full magazine

This issue of Catalyst contains the following articles:

Could purple tomatoes help us be healthier?


Could purple tomatoes help us be healthier?

This Catalyst article looks at how tomato plants have been genetically modified so that they produce high levels of substances thought to reduce the risk of diseases including cancer and heart disease.

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2016, Volume 27, Issue 3.