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STEM Learning magazine: secondary and post-16 - summer 2017

In this issue of the STEM Learning magazine Gemma Taylor talks to schools about how they are planning and preparing for the reforms to the design and technology GCSEs....

STEM Learning Magazine: Secondary - autumn 2015

This edition of the STEM Learning Magazine includes articles on:

Professional development for science technicians
An interview with a design and technology teacher
Study visits to CERN
High quality staff training days
Tim Peake's mission to the International Space Station
Bringing...

STEM Learning magazine: secondary and post-16 - autumn 2016

This edition of the magazine focuses on the new approach to GCSE food preparation and nutrition as well as the changes to A-level mathematics and computing. Paul Browning, Senior Project Consultant, is decoding the world of MOOCs and presenting the benefits of...

Modelling micro:bit data with the Bitty Data Logger App

The free Bitty Data Logger for Android and Apple devices allows you to capture sensor data from the micro:bit's accelerometers, magnetometers and temperature sensors.  A small file needs to be flashed to the micro:bit to enable bluetooth communication with your mobile device, which will also allow you to calibrate...

Introducing BBC micro:bit to a wider audience

I have recently run a session for retired engineers and computer professional keen to learn about the micro:bit as a very cheap (£15) tool for their own interest and amusement, but also to be able to support colleagues in schools, academies and colleges to make sensible use of them to support cross-curricular STEM...

Food additives

A Catalyst article about food additives. Some additives are natural and some are manufactured by the chemical industry. Some, like vitamin C, can come from either natural or artificial sources. As with every other component of food all additives are chemicals. Even organic food can contain a certain number of...

LEDs - Lighting Up a Brighter Future

A Catalyst article about devising better, more energy-efficient lighting. In particular the article focuses on LEDs. Like food, water, clothing and shelter, light is essential to daily life and is needed by most people for most of their waking hours. The article explains how LEDs work and how they are made.

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Biomimetics

A Catalyst article describing how new materials can be designed by studying natural materials and how they work. In particular the development of Velcro, military fabric, swimwear and waterproofing is looked at. These products were developed by scientific study of natural products such as plant burrs, pinecones,...

Starting a Greener Revolution

A Catalyst article looking at strategies for ensuring that there is a plentiful food supply in the future and how this can be sustained.

The article looks at three main areas for scientific investigation:

*Fertilisation

*Pest control

*Genetic modification

It also looks at...

Flying Weightless

This Catalyst article looks at what it means to say that an astronaut is 'weightless'. The article looks at how astronauts are trained in aircraft and how underwater work can also help prepare them for space travel.

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

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