Balanced and unbalanced forces

A collection of Catalyst articles about balanced and unbalanced forces.

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First Flight: the Wright Brothers

A Catalyst article about the Wright brothers who made the first powered flight.

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2003, Volume 14, Issue 2.

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2000 - 2009

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Physics and Computer Games

A Catalyst article about the video or computer games industry which is now the biggest entertainment-based industry on the planet. 

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2005, Volume 15, Issue 4.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Investigating RTAs

A Catalyst article about road traffic accidents (RTAs).

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2006, Volume 17, Issue 2.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Hurricanes

A Catalyst article about Hurricane Katrina which caused many deaths in August 2005, and vast damage along the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico in the USA. 

This article is from GCSE Science Review 2006, Volume 17, Issue 2.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Would You Be a CLEVER Driver?

A Catalyst article about the CLEVER car, which has been designed to be a compact, energy-efficient car. 

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2007, Volume 18, Issue 2.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Body Sensor Networks

A Catalyst article about the use of tiny electronic sensors to monitor the movement of people. 

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2008, Volume 18, Issue 4.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Flying Weightless

This Catalyst article looks at what it means to say that an astronaut is 'weightless'. 

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2008, Volume 19, Issue 1.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Measuring Surface Tension

A Catalyst article about experiments on surface tension based on a simple test that can be conducted at home or in a school classroom.

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2007, Volume 18, Issue 2.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Engineering - Careers

A Catalyst article about careers in the different branches of modern engineering.

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2005, Volume 15, Issue 3.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Hooke's Law of Springs

This Catalyst article looks at the work of Robert Hooke, an employee of the Royal Society, Britain's oldest scientific society. 

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2009, Volume 20, Issue 2.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Mission to Mercury

A Catalyst article about BepiColombo, a spacecraft which will visit Mercury, powered by a revolutionary new rocket engine technology using ion engines and using a slingshot manoeuvre to accelerate it. 

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2010, Volume 20, Issue 4.

publication year
2010 to date

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On Screen: Physics and Computer Games

This Catalyst article looks at how computer games make increasingly sophisticated use of the laws of physics to produce convincing on-screen effects. 

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2010, Volume 21, Issue 1.

publication year
2010 to date

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Make Your Own Lava Lamp

This Catalyst article describes how to make a lava lamp by using three simple ingredients: vegetable oil, food colouring and fizzing tablets. 

This article is from Catalyst Volume 22, Issue 1.

publication year
2010 to date

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Diving Deep

This Catalyst article explores how many mammal species' bodies are adapted to cope with the great pressures involved as they dive to great depths.

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2011, Volume 22, Issue 2.

publication year
2010 to date

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Pedal Power

This Catalyst article explores how cyclists can use physics to explain certain limitations to their performance. 

The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2012, Volume 22, Issue 4.

publication year
2010 to date

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Life Below the Surface

This Catalyst article looks at scuba diving, and how having a knowledge of physics is vital in helping divers to get out of dangerous situations.

The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2012, Volume 22, Issue 4.

publication year
2010 to date

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Crash Investigators

This Catalyst article investigates the ideas traffic police use about speed, acceleration and force to determine what happened during road accidents.

The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2014, Volume 25, Issue 2.

publication year
2010 to date

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Are Airships Making a Comeback?

This Catalyst article investigates whether airships are making a comeback. 

The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2014, Volume 25, Issue 3.

publication year
2010 to date

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