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Microscopy

Simon Quinnell demonstrates how to use a microscope and how to focus an image.

Salty Seas

This resource is part of the Polar Explorer Resource Collection https://www.stem.org.uk/polar-explorer-educational-resources.

Salt water is denser than freshwater. That is why we float...

Flavour Saver

Many of the chemicals we use as drugs, flavourings and perfumes originate from natural sources but often the most economical way of obtaining them is to produce them artificially on an industrial scale. Scientists at the University of Oxford are researching into how to use enzymes to make these processes as...

#No filter

Scientists at the University of Oxford are investigating different ways that information that we share on social media sites can be used by others. Sometimes the information can be useful, for instance providing information on an unfolding event, but it could be used for more sinister purposes.

In this...

Healthy London Living

Drawing on a number of leading London medical and science centres, sporting events and venues, this unit introduces the topics of nutrition and digestion, health and the skeletal and muscular systems. Each lesson offers students the chance to develop the skills required to work scientifically and to develop their...

Healthy London Water

One of the major challenges in protecting the health of people in a city is to be able to provide water that is fit to drink. With an increasing populations we are faced with difficult questions:

Would people be happy to drink water that has been recovered from sewage directly?

Do we know or care what...

Do you like your oceans still or sparkling

This resource is part of the Polar Explorer Resource Collection https://www.stem.org.uk/polar-explorer-educational-resources.

The oceans are become more acidic. This is due to an increase in...

Love your saltmarsh activity

Love your saltmarsh is an activity about the benefits we get from nature and making difficult choices about coastal management.  When there is no saltmarsh and mudflat in front of a LEGO® town, participants discover that they spend more of their chocolate coins to build and...

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