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What is Science Communication?

This Catalyst article explores where Science Communication came from, how it has grown and why it has an important role to play in helping people to learn about science.

On one level Science Communication is about communicating science and building bridges between the people involved in scientific research...

Working in Science Communication

In this Catalyst article, six people whose work can be described as ‘communicating science’ reveal the great variety of career paths in this area.

  • Alex Tate is a Producer/Director for Windfall Films. He produces and directs science and natural history documentaries.
  • Dr Sai Pathmanathan is a...

Biochemistry: the Career Guide

This Biochemical Society careers resource is aimed at students and provides an overview of the impact of biochemistry on other areas of science, a description of what biochemistry is and an illustration of the range of organisations which employ biochemists.

There is also a description of the types of...

Safety Matters

In this activity, students are asked to analyse data to work out which form of personal transport is currently the least safe. They then consider what safety features are in use at the moment.

Students brainstorm and rank transport systems in order of safety. They then interpret the data in the Safety...

Car of the Future

Many different personal attributes can impact on road safety including a person's vision, ability to concentrate, reaction times and mobility. The car of the future should be designed to help people overcome these issues.

In this activity students design investigations to test reaction times and ability to...

Overcoming Friction

In this activity, students are introduced to Maglev technology as a way of reducing the friction between the tube and the train in a vacuum tube train. Students are presented with the scenario that in 2025, the UK has been invited to invest £100 billion towards the construction of a vacuum tube train system...

Good Career Guidance - the Report

This report is about career guidance in English secondary schools, and how it could be made better. Career guidance has been much criticised but what would it look like if it were better? Through international visits, analysis of good practice in English independent schools and a comprehensive review of current...

Acoustic Engineer

This Catalyst article looks at the career of Nick Treby who works around the world as an acoustic engineer, monitoring and managing sound levels in the environment. The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2014, Volume 24, Issue 4.

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Fire Engineer

This Catalyst article looks at the work of fire engineers whose aim is to minimise the threat of fire and to protect people when fire breaks out. The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2014, Volume 24, Issue 4.

Catalyst is a...

Project STEM - Book of Insights

This book describes young people’s attitudes, beliefs, motivations and behaviours that affect their decisions on subject choice and career paths to add depth to the current understanding of how young people perceive STEM careers.

Four phases of research activity with young people; qualitative, social...

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