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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...

How many gigatons of carbon dioxide? (infographic)

David McCandless is a data journalist and information designer with a passion for visualizing information with the minimum of words. We've picked out his visual representation of the effects of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, but there are many more which are so...

Learning to be an engineer: understand (four principles)

This resource presents a number of case studies of schools which took part in the Thinking like an engineer project from 2014 to 2016.

Infections and diseases - wanted posters

A series of posters presenting details and characteristics of the following diseases: HIV/AIDS, avian flu, diabetes, sclerosis, tuberculosis, polio, arthritis, and smallpox.


HEaTED magazine - Summer 2018

In this issue of the HEaTED magazine two apprentices from King’s College London, Rachel Denney and Chantelle Griffin, report on life as an apprentice. We consider sustainability in the laboratory with Martin Farley and go behind the scenes at Glasgow School of Art with John Ayers. HEaTED programme manager Suhel...

How does space affect the human body?

This infographic, from the Canadian Space Agency, describes how microgravity and increased radiation levels in space can affect astronauts' blood, circulation, muscles, nervous system, eyes, bones and DNA.

Cartesian components of vectors

This resource from Mathcentre explores vectors in two and three-dimensions, how to calculate the length of a position vector and the angle between a position vector and an x axis. After reading through the text and completed the exercise questions, students should be able to: 

  • coordinate unit vectors...

Beginning teaching: best in class? High-quality initial teacher education for all teachers of mathematics in England

In this report, ACME considers the quality of initial teacher education and gives advice on how to ensure that trainees leave Initial Teacher Education (ITE) effectively equipped to begin their teaching careers in mathematics classrooms throughout England.

The report seeks to address a number of key...

Digital teacher's notes (Catalyst edition 29)

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

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


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