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Can you believe your Brain?

​Can you really trust what you see & hear? Live demos, illusions and experiments explore how the brain unscrambles the information coming in through your senses, and how this sometimes goes wrong. This fast-paced, interactive show will bamboozle your senses and uncover surprising quirks of your brain you never...

Your Irrational Brain; the Gameshow

How we really make decisions Do you think you make rational decisions? Think again... In this new show your ideas about how you make decisions will be turned upside down- and you may even become a better decision-maker because of it! This show is highly interactive and requires the audience to have access to an...

That's Non-Sense! The Surprising Science of your Senses

 This show, aimed at KS2, explores the wonderful world of our senses, and the tricks they can play on us. Ever wondered why food tastes funny when you have a cold? Or what happens when you get dizzy? Buckle up for a whirlwind tour through the senses you're familiar with, and some you might never have heard of...

TeenTech City of Tomorrow

TeenTech City of Tomorrow asks three key questions, how will we live, work and play in the future? Young people construct buildings for their cities while exploring key concepts and expressing their individual and collective vision for the future. They are supported in the classroom and at regional ‘showcase...

Institute for Research in Schools

IRIS makes cutting edge research projects open to school students and their teachers so that they can experience the excitement and challenge of science.   We do this by making data accessible to schools, providing teacher training and resources, and by lending out scientific research equipment.  ...

Making Math's Magical

The primary focus of the magic maths workshops are to educate – but to educate it a fun, and uniquely inspiring way through the medium of magic.The programme itself has been designed in conjunction with primary school teachers and works perfectly for the start of ‘Maths Week’ and can take the form of...

These four school briefings from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) look at the problems of smoking, alcohol and drug addiction amongst young people. Each of the four information sheets focuses on an aspect of addiction and presents the findings, concerns and recommendations of researchers.

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This set of four Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) school briefings look at happiness, what it is, how it can be measured and how it can be enhanced. They look at how happiness affects society and the economy as well as the individual. The briefings discuss research into these areas and can be used to...

The Economics of Happiness

This Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) school briefing looks at the effects happiness and wellbeing have on the economy. A study by Professor Andrew Oswald looked at the human impact of economic downturns and demonstrated that the true cost of a recession is much wider than just financial. This leads to...

Do Models Need to Be Thin to Sell Moisturiser?

This Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) school briefing looks at the effectiveness of advertising and whether it really is necessary for advertisers to use very thin models to sell their products.

Counter to this view, research shows that women are just as likely to buy a product if the model is of...

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