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| Issue 41

Elements in focus: molybdenum

From samurai swords to healthy tomato plants, this little-known element has wider uses than you might expect.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Chemistry
       

| Issue 41

Design inspiration: the secrets of shark skin

Shark skin is adapted for energy-efficient swimming in remarkable ways, some of which are now being copied by designers and engineers.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, General science, Biology, Engineering
             

| Issue 41

Cellulose: from trees to treats

The same molecule that keeps mighty trees standing also led to the first multicellular life forms – and can even be used to make sweet treats.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Chemistry, Health
           

| Issue 41

How do birds fly? A hands-on demonstration

Dissect a chicken from the supermarket to discover the unusual pulley system that enables birds to fly.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, General science
     

| Issue 40

Disease dynamics: understanding the spread of diseases

Get to grips with the spread of infectious diseases with these classroom activities highlighting real-life applications of school mathematics.

Ages: <11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Health, Mathematics
         

| Issue 40

Bionic structures: from stalks to skyscrapers

A blade of grass and a high tower both need to stand up against forces that threaten to level them. Are there design principles that they can exploit to achieve this?

Ages: <11, 11-14;
Topics: Physics, Biology, Engineering
     

| Issue 39

Cans with a kick: the science of energy drinks

If you ever buy an energy drink as a pick-me-up, do you know what it contains? Here we use laboratory chemistry to find out.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Chemistry, Health
         

| Issue 39

Life models

Model organisms – yeast, worms, flies and mice – help researchers to probe the secrets of life.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Biology