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6 weeks, 6 things to …

Now that the summer holidays have started, ("thank goodness" I hear you all shout!), why not make the most of your free time to get to grips with some Science, using this 6 weeks, 6 things to...guide? So, without any further delay, let's get started withย 6 weeks, 6...

I’ve had my jab!

By now most of you will have grandparents, parentsย  or other family members who have had at least their first dose of vaccine, a lot may have also had their second dose.ย  A lot of your teachers have had at least their first dose too.ย  The UK vaccination programme...

Super-sniffer rat retires!

The many conflicts throughout the world since WW2 have left behind a deadly trail of landmines, which are deadly, destructive and hugely damaging to anyone who is unlucky enough to be caught in a blast.ย  Apopo, a company based in Belgium, has been training rats for...

Super Moon

When Full Moon happens whilst the Moon is at its closest to Earth, (its perigee), it is often called a supermoon. The moon will appear as full either side of the dates given, but the published dates are when they are fullest. Over the couple of few months we are to be...

Mars Helicopter takes flight

Yesterday, 117 years after the Wright Brothers first managed a controlled flight of a powered, heavier than air craft, NASA's Mars 2020 project achieved the first powered flight on another planet. Ingenuity, the Mars helicopter that hitched a ride to the red planet...

Which Plastic? British Science Week day 9

Most plastic is made from the raw material crude oil. This is a fossil fuel, which we discussed earlier in the week, as being a finite resource.ย  For this reason, in recent years there has been a big push on recycling plastics and finding alternatives to use instead....

Waterwheel – British Science Week Day 4

Did you make some hot ice yesterday?ย  If you did, don't forget to send some pictures to our email address - you could win a prize! Since about 1700, the human race has been relying on fossil fuels to produce the energy we require to fulfil our ever-increasing demand.ย ...

Hot Ice – British Science Week Day 3

Did you get a rain gauge set up yesterday?ย  ย Remember to check it today so that you can start to collect data. Today we are going to look at a chemical reaction between an acid and an alkali, both of which you can find in your kitchen: vinegar and baking soda....

British Science Week 2021

. British Science Week 2021 runs from this Friday, to Sunday 14th March and is a celebration of all things Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths with the theme of "Innovating for the Future." The website britishscienceweek.org has a wealth of resources and ideas...