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Hydrogen Powered Cars

As the need to find alternative cleaner forms of energy increases, scientists are looking to technologies, such as Hydrogen Fuel Cells (HFCs), as a power source for transportation.This Catalyst article explains how hydrogen and oxygen gas can be used in a redox reaction to produce electricity, and the harmless by-...
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Passive House

Heating accounts for over half of the energy used in homes in the UK. This Catalyst article looks at buildings designed to cut heating demand almost to zero. There are over 70,000 passive houses in Europe – just a few of them in the UK. To be described as ‘passive’, a house must meet strict criteria for energy use. In...
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THE BENEFITS OF PLAY

THE BENEFITS OF PLAYAn occasional paper byDr William LockittIntended audience:The paper is aimed at raising awareness to the importance of play in education and highlight some of the current research available. It is hoped that teachers, parents, home educators and others interested in developing play activities will...
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28 November 2018

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Fireworks: an Explosive Business

This Catalyst article looks at fireworks and their history, how they are made and set off, and what gives them their colours and effects. The basic chemistry used in fireworks is looked at and how they work once the fuse is ignited.This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2002, Volume 13, Issue 2.Catalyst...
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STEM learning secondary and FE magazine: summer 2018

This issue of magazine includes the following articles:Preparing BTEC students for university by Adrian GreenallFuture careers in magic by Dave GibbsWhat does a good science scheme of learning look like? by Mark LangleyExploring our universe by Tom LyonsMoving into leadership by Karen CurzonWhy is it a challenge...
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How to become a chartered accountant

For those with a passion for mathematics, accountancy can be a lucrative career path. Ever open to fresh applicants, it is an industry that consists of numerous specialisations of which a chartered accountant is one. This role places an emphasis of working with commercial business clients and managing their finances...
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03 July 2018

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Perception

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 Catalyst magazine.
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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 AndersonBananas are big business by Ed WalshThe E in STEM by Gill Collinson and Gemma TaylorCelebrating International Darwin Day by Simon QuinnellApplying learning in science practicals by Mark LangleyZombies,...
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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: www.stem.org.uk/catalyst
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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 students aged 14-19 years. Find out more about...
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