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This article looks at how signals from the eyes are interpreted by the brain, unconscious perceptions, and what brain disorders can tell us about consciousness.

Catalyst is a science magazine for students aged 14-19 years. Find out more about ...

STEM learning secondary and FE magazine: spring 2018

This issue of the magazine includes the following articles:

  • Have your Pi and eat it too by Michael Anderson
  • Bananas are big business by Ed Walsh
  • The E in STEM by Gill Collinson and Gemma Taylor
  • Celebrating International Darwin Day by Simon Quinnell
  • Applying learning...

From flat-screen TVs to your smartphone

This article focuses on the practical uses of the element Boron, including its pivotal role in heat conservation, energy conversion and storage.

Catalyst is a science magazine for students aged 14-19 years. Find out more about Catalyst magazine: ...

Monitoring our dynamic planet from space

This article focuses on how monitoring the movement of tectonic by satellites is allowing scientists to monitor the build-up of stresses prior to earthquakes and eruptions, providing vital information that can help communities to prepare.

Catalyst is a science magazine for...

Using science to save manta rays

The articles explores the use of science in the conservation effort of manta rays. Many aspects of the lives of mantas remain a mystery, including their movements and areas which are important for feeding and breeding. After years of photographically tracking and tagging individuals, researchers are beginning to...

Bringing wastelands to life

This articles article looks at the work of astrobiologists, and how the study of extremophiles on Earth can help us to understand how we might colonise another planet in space exploration.   Even though Earth’s land masses have been colonised for a...

Data-logging with BBC micro:bits and MakeCode for modelling with Excel and GeoGebra.

Recent developments in MakeCode now make data-capture from micro:bits very simple via the USB cable.  The data can be graphed in real time in MakeCode and exproted as CSV files.  Using tools such as Excel and GeoGebra's Spreadsheet View, the data can be manipulated, analysed and modelled.  With a pair of...

Arctic Survey: The Navigation Toolkit

This toolkit, from the Plus magazine's collaboration with Arctic Survey Education, explores the navigational aspects of the expedition, including questions surrounding cartography and Global Positioning (GPS) systems. The toolkit can be download as a whole or as individual components. The individual components are...

Careers Based on Science

I have attached two documents which introduce Careers Based on Science, together with information about types of work in science, pathways to qualifications, employers of people with science-based qualifications and a few general pointers about the world of work.

The longer document contains more information...

Digital teacher's notes (Catalyst edition 29)

These interactive notes build on the ideas covered in edition 29 of Catalyst. 

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