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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...

Searching for Life on Mars

On 18th February NASA landed Perseverance, a rover, on Mars to explore the terrain around the landing site and search for signs that there may have been life on the Red Planet in the past. That may not sound like much, but consider these facts: The car-sized rover was...

Seeing Stars?

As the world constantly changes, improves andย  evolves, there are some organisations who keep track of the impact we are having on Earth and the environment.ย  One of these is CPRE, which coordinates a Star Count each year to help measure the amount of light pollution...

A century of change

Last week the news was full of tributes to Captain Sir Tom Moore, who died at the age of 100. This time last year, the country hadn't heard of the man who has been called "an inspiration" by many, but after he decided to walk 100 laps of his garden before his 100th...

Free Science

For those of you who have access to Facebook, you may be interested in Free science shows which happen every weekend. Just search for Theatre of Science. Until next time, keep calm and apply some Science.  

Bird Watching

For all you avid twitchers out there, this weekend (29th - 31st January) is the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch. The RSPB is asking you to sit and look at your garden for an hour, recording how many birds you see and what their different species are. ย This is an important...