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Stephanie Kwolek - Polymer Chemist

Stephanie Kwolek invented the tough polymer Kevlar, used in protective clothing and developed a method for demonstrating the production of nylon in the classroom which is still used today.The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2014, Volume 25, Issue 1.Catalyst is a science magazine for students...
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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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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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Posters and Newspapers

The seven posters can be used in class when children are engaged in a space topic. Each file contains an image and a description associated with the image, in large font type. The posters are: constellation; galaxies; nebula; planets; solar system; sunspots; and the sun. The remaining files are articles from The Times...
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Models of the Atom

This article investigates the history of models of the atom and discovers how, a century ago, scientists were devising models of the atom in an attempt to explain the limited evidence they had about the fundamental structure of matter.The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2015, Volume 25, Issue 4....
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Going into reverse?

This article investigates the Earth’s magnetic field and discusses, since it is weakening, if it could go into reverse?The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2015, Volume 26, Issue 1.Catalyst is a science magazine for students aged 14-19 years. Annual subscriptions to print copies of the magazine...
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Catalyst volume 27 issue 3: full magazine

This issue of Catalyst contains the following articles:Could purple tomatoes help us be healthier?This Catalyst article looks at how tomato plants have been genetically modified so that they produce high levels of substances thought to reduce the risk of diseases including cancer and heart disease.Who owns the plants...
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Tokamak Power

This Catalyst article investigates tokamaks. A 'tokamak' is a device for generating high-temperature plasma in which nuclear fusion can occur; this may form the basis of a new generation of power stations.The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2015, Volume 26, Issue 1.Catalyst is a science magazine for...
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What is Physics?

This Catalyst article discusses what physics is. Physics is a subject which seeks to answer fundamental questions about the nature of matter and the Universe in a self-consistent way.The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2015, Volume 26, Issue 1.Catalyst is a science magazine for students aged 14-19...
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