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Tap Tap Tap – Engineering a Touchscreen Device

By Simon Jones Modern Life is Good Twenty years ago (that’s 1994), people would scarcely be able to imagine that in the near future we would all be armed with small portable devices, capable of transferring sound, images and information

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Posted in Engineering, Technology

Journey to the centre of the Earth – creating liquid carbon dioxide

by Rosie Coates In this blogpost we’ll look at what we know about the structure of the Earth, how we know about it and show you how you can make your very own liquid carbon dioxide I’d like to take

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Posted in Activity, Chemistry, Geology

Mix it up! The chemistry of mixtures and separating

by Rosie Coates Mixtures are all around us, from a glass of milk, to the ink in a pen, to a bucket of sandy water at the beach. Often we’re happy for them to stay that way, but sometimes we

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Posted in Chemistry, Engineering, Exploring Science, Physics

Human switches and musical bananas – secrets of conductivity

Creative conductivity ideas for Key stage 2 Electricity can seem a bit like magic, especially to younger children. You can’t really see it, there are just these holes in the wall where it comes out and does lots of useful

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Posted in Engineering, Physics, Primary

What is money made of? Chemistry!

by Rosie Coates What is in your wallet?  Some coins perhaps and maybe some paper money if you’re lucky! You also have a whole load of chemistry. Your ‘coppers’ aren’t copper, nor is your ‘silver’ money silver. 1p and 2p pieces

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Posted in Chemistry