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It's Christmas!!

A very short post today as the pre-chrimbo lethargy is settling in as I suspect it is in most schools across the country. However, I am aware that you may need some lessons to keep the children both entertained and educated so I present you with a couple of Christmas-themed physics lesson ideas which are […]

Snow business

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 […]

Kinect the dots – applying knowledge of EM waves

The story The latest must-have gaming gadget was released in the UK last week.  Microsoft’s Kinect for the Xbox allows gamers to interact with a games console in a completely new way.

Moonwatch

The story The society for Popular Astronomy is organising a Moonwatch event which starts this Wednesday (17th) and runs until the following Sunday.  During this time the Moon will go through a number of phases from crescent to full. They have a website dedicated to the event which encourages teachers to study the Moon with […]

Space tourism

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?

Spooky Science

With Halloween falling at the end of half-term week this year a spooky science lesson is a great way of celebrating the end of (half) term or the beginning of a new one. Teaching idea I have found lots of great ideas from the web but my favourite collection is from Arbour Scientific (weblink below) […]

Seismic shocker

The story This photo shows some of the devastation caused by the 7.4 magnitude earthquake that hit New Zealand’s South Island on September 4th.

A home from home? Solar system discovered like our own

The story Another space post from me this week – seems those astronomers are hard at work at the moment. This story comes via the European southern Observatory (ESO), where astronomers have found a Solar System 127 light years away

The incredible shrinking Moon

The story Astronomers studying pictures from a NASA orbiter have announced that wrinkles on the surface of the Moon is evidence it is still geologically active and that it is not the dead, inactive lump of rock that we have previously thought.

Most massive (not biggest) star discovered

The story: Astronomers discovered a huge star in a nearby galaxy last week.  R136a1, part of the Large Magellanic Cloud, is estimated to have a mass 265 times more than the sun and to shine around a million times more brightly.

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