The story Remember, remember the 5th of November… But does anyone remember the indoor fireworks that were so popular when I was growing up?
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.
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.
Down in the South of the UK where Snapshot Science hails from, the snow has long since melted and is it now practically tropical compared to the chilly North. Assuming you are not sick to death of the very mention of the s-word, here are some snowy ideas for fun science lessons for the end […]
Bonfire night bonanza
Bonfire night gives a great opportunity to put an exciting spin on chemistry. Of course – you can demonstrate flame tests; sprinkle iron filings into a Bunsen flame to make a pretty sparkler affect or carry out a spot of fire-writing (see weblink below). All of these are fun but tend to fill the lab […]
The story How long will it be before visiting space will be as common an event as boarding a flight to Spain? And will we be holidaying on Mars rather than Marbella in the future?
The story The Nobel prize for physics was awarded this year to two scientists working in Manchester for their work on developing graphene and creating a method to make it in large quantities. Graphene is an individual layer in graphite – the material pencil ‘leads’ are made from so the chances are that you have […]
Could London Rock?
The story I wrote a post about the New Zealand earthquake at the beginning of this month and whilst it was terrifying to those involved at least the people of New Zealand are prepared for earthquakes and realise that they could happen at any time. Now reflect on Britain.