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Build Your Own Universe

This resource, produced by SEPNet and Queen Mary University of London, uses Lego to represent the building blocks of matter. Different colour Lego bricks are assigned to different quarks and leptons. The quarks can be put together to make hadrons, such as protons and neutrons. The blocks can also be used to show...

Planck Surveyor: Echoes of the Early Universe

From the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), this poster describes the Planck mission that is enabling scientists to map ripples in the electromagnetic echo of the Big Bang, across the entire sky, to build up a picture of the early Universe in unprecedented detail. The resource looks at: * The...

Mars Express

Produced by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), this wall chart describes the space mission to Mars, the experiments aboard, whether there is water on Mars, Britain's Beagle2 lander and the search for life on Mars. Mars Express was the European Space Agency’s first mission to Mars. Its role is to...

Life in the Universe

Produced by the Royal Astronomical Society, this booklet examines the possibility of extraterrestrial life in the Universe. Many astronomers believe that there is life out there, but where is it? Is there life comparatively nearby, in our Solar System, or do we have to look to planets beyond the solar system that...

How to Observe an Eclipse Safely

This resource, from the Royal Astronomical Society, explains how to safely view a solar eclipse. It was produced for the 20 March 2015 solar eclipse. Sections include: *What is a solar eclipse? *Solar eclipse terminology - or buzz words *What you'll see *Viewing (safely) using household items *Resource links and...

Holy Cross

This resource is a review of space related apps for the iPad. The reviews are grouped into 12 sections:

1. Sky viewing

2. Sky viewing plus

3. The Moon

4. The Solar System

5. The Sun

6. Earth Observation

7. Space Missions and other Satellites

8. Deep Space /...

Herschel: Uncovering the Universe

Produced by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), this colour leaflet describes the largest space telescope ever to be launched. The Herschel mission, launched in 2009, reveals how the first stars and galaxies formed. Herschel is observing some of the coldest objects in the Universe. It is the...

Activity Case Study 14: Vicki Hodges

This STEMNET activity case study describes the work of Vicki Hodges as a STEM Ambassador. In a wide range of activities, she has helped to build a space station in an infant school, worked at careers fairs for older students and lectured at universities. Vicki has worked with all age groups and enjoys sharing her...

Why choose Biomedical Science?

Information for anyone considering a career in Biomedical Science from the Institute of Biomedical Science.


New Cement Set to Reduce Carbon Emissions

A case study from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) looking at a new, carbon-negative cement which is heading for manufacturing reality thanks to Novacem, a spin-out company from Imperial College London. EPSRC funding has played a key role in developing both the cement itself and the...


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