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Idea linked to Volcanoes and Earthquakes?



I am embarking upon a topic all about Earthquakes and Volcanoes next term and am looking for any ideas related to these. Essentially, trips or in-school visit from experts etc would be excellent. 

I am a complete novice when it comes to the topic and have no previous...


micro:bit - don't miss out!

It's been a while in coming, that's fair to say. However, sometime over the coming term a wonderful free device will be gifted to all Y7 students (S1 in Scotland) in your school.

It'll be like Christmas all over again!

Only for students in up to 35% of schools, currently, it'...


Born clever? Neuroscientists identify networks of genes that influence intelligence.

The question of whether intelligence is a result of nature or nurture has been debated for decades. That genetics impacts on intelligence has never been disputed; around 40% of variation in intelligence is estimated to be explained by inheritance. However, scientists are yet to find a single gene that directly...


Nasa predict devastating El Niño.

Nasa have warned that the current El Niño could be the strongest on record and have a devastating global impact. Apparently the El Niño shows “a striking resemblance” to the El Niño of 1997, the biggest El Niño on record.

But what is El Niño? Why does it happen? And why should we be...


Calibrating Data Harvest pH Probes

I am trying to calibrate our pH probes using the Data Harvest software, EasySense with ph Adapter/Electrodes.

Went throught the calibration procedures however the Adapter/Electrodes doesn't seem to update with the ADC values.  

I am able to get through to the last stage which says "The...



For those of you that are attending the 2nd part of the course in Feburary, just wondering how everyonask.e is getting on with there task.


Science Week - Tim Peake

http://AWESOMEPLANTS.CO.UK CONTACT: John Hardaker Tel. (01535) 631800 Web site:WWW.AWESOMEPLANTS.CO.UK Email: AWESOMEPLANTS.CO@GMAIL.COM Science week 11th – 20th march 2016 With Science Week on the horizon & Tim Peake in orbit, how about a botanical science activity day? Students can explore some of the...


Grant scheme for enriching teaching in STEM subjects – NOW OPEN


The Royal Institution (Ri) is offering UK state schools grants of up to £500 to host a STEM enrichment activity for their teachers and students.


Funded by the Causeway Foundation, the scheme is designed to integrate STEM activities (such as shows, talks and workshops) into...


Last minute reminder: interested in working with an engineering or science employer?

Looking to make your lessons involve more real life projects and examples?Do you want to learn more about the careers to better advise your students?

The Teacher Industrial Partners' Scheme still has a small number of places available for teachers / tutors and the deadline is closing next week.



Under pressure: the search for metallic hydrogen

Researchers at Edinburgh University Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions believe they are very close to forming a new, previously unseen form of hydrogen, known as metallic hydrogen.

It was predicted 80 years ago that, under sufficient pressure, the H-H bonds in molecular hydrogen could break down and...