Science

UK schoolchildren take part in upcycling challenge for Waste Week 2017

Over five hundred schools have participated in a competition to find the UK’s best upcycling project as part of Waste Week 2017, which aims to raise awareness amongst school communities on the importance of reducing waste. The winning idea for a primary school, invented by Beaulieu Primary School in Jersey …

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Royal Society launches primary school science experiments videos with Professor Brian Cox

The Royal Society has joined forces with Professor Brian Cox, the Society’s Professor of Public Engagement, to help primary school teachers across the UK to introduce creative experimental science lessons into their classrooms. A set of six videos and written resources – Brian Cox School Experiments – aimed at Key …

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Shell launches new national schools STEM challenge with the chance for schools to win £5000

The Bright Ideas Challenge is a new national, curriculum linked schools competition, which will challenge young people age 11-14 to assume the role of future scenarios planners and to use their STEM learning to imagine creative solutions to the types of energy challenges that cities in 2050 will face (by 2050 it’s estimated that 3 out of four …

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Scientists grow the Crown Jewels!

Scientists, working with The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair, have managed to get their hands on the Crown Jewels – by growing their own from ingredients found in common household items such as drain un-blocker, sandpaper and antiseptic cream. The experiment, created to inspire the next generation …

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New free film resource stars Nobel-prize winning scientists

Dress worn by Lawrence Bragg's wife Alice, design based on the patterns created through Lawrence's crystallography experiments

A new documentary, charting the history of crystallography tells a fascinating story of a scientific technique that is revealing many of life’s most beautiful secrets. The 40 minute film includes exclusive interviews with internationally acclaimed scientists and unique glimpses into rarely seen historical collections. The film celebrates the work and …

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