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| Issue 43

Is science true?

Should we believe what science tells us? A philosopher of science comments on teachers’ responses to this challenging question.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: General science, Science and society
       

| 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

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

Heroes and villains: the science of superheroes

Challenge your students to work out which exploits of comic-book heroes like Superman might actually be possible – given a miracle or two.

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

| Issue 39

Hooked on science

Encouraging your students to create science videos can be a way of catching – and keeping – their attention.

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

| Issue 38

Chembot: chemistry with robots

We know that robots are good for mechanical tasks – but here’s a chemistry project for robots that don’t mind getting their sensors wet. 

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Chemistry, Engineering, Teach, General science
 

| Issue 37

Measuring the explosiveness of a volcanic eruption

Using effervescent heartburn tablets, model the action of volcanoes to measure the intensity of the explosions and create your own measurement scale.

Ages: <11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Earth science, Mathematics, General science
   

| Issue 34

Experimenting with storytelling

Folktales can be a great way to introduce hands-on science into the primary-school classroom.

Ages: <11;
Topics: Physics, Chemistry, Earth science, Science and society, General science