Happy New Year!

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Snapshot Science’s new years resolutions:

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Snakes Alive!

The story

Remember, remember the 5th of November…

But does anyone remember the indoor fireworks that were so popular when I was growing up? More

Baby scientists

The story

I received an interesting letter in the post last week inviting my two year old daughter to take part in an international research study.

Feeling rather proud that scientists have realised her potential so early, I read on wondering what research they would exactly need her to carry out. More

Birthday blogging

Apologies in advance for the rather self-indulgent post but…

…Snapshot Science is now a year old!  I am actually rather proud of the fact that I have managed to keep on blogging for a whole year.  Since the birth of Snapshot Science I have posted 78 times and uploaded 41 teaching resources (see the menu at the top of the page to view them). More

World Health Day

The story

Today is World Health Day and the theme this year is antimicrobial resistance.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is introducing a six-point policy package to combat the spread of antimicrobial resistance in order to slow down not only its effect on the health of people today but to safeguard the effectiveness of antibiotics in the future. More

Easter eggs-periments

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Time for another seasonal post.  It’s nearly Easter so you may wish to have a go at some egg-based science experiments this week.

Teaching ideas

For an interesting spin on a lesson on chemical reactions you could try making a ‘naked egg’, that is an egg without its shell. More

Street lights to face cuts to working hours

The story

It seems nothing is safe from the wave of council cutbacks sweeping the nation as Pembrokeshire council has just announced that it is planning to start turning off 14 000 of its street lights in order to save money (and cut down on its carbon footprint). More

Solving the mysteries of the Earth

It was a couple of earth-science stories that caught my attention this week. After the recent earthquakes that shook Japan and New Zealand, predicting where and when the next big seismic event will happen is a holy grail to seismologists. More

Is nuclear power too risky?

The story

Because of the chain of events that have taken place in Japan over the last week, the safety of nuclear power has again come into question.  As well as coping with the aftermath of earthquakes and a tsunami, More

Mending broken hearts

The story

Hope has arrived in the UK – hope that is for the thousands of people who suffer from heart failure.

You may have seen the British Heart Foundation’s new campaign on TV recently

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