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Young Scientists is an international online science journal written and edited entirely by students aged 12-20. It was founded by students at King's School Canterbury but now attracts authors of articles and editors from across the world. The journal aims to offer a vehicle for publishing science articles by young people, encouraging links across continents and time zones, and giving those interested in a career in science journalism an opportunity to enhance their writing and editing skills.
The journal publishes 2 issues per year (currently working on Issue 11) as well as running competitions, a science news service, forums and blogs and multimedia info.
Students working on the team as editors can use their work to help them gain a CREST Award, Duke of Edinburgh accreditation, and of course, enhance their university entrance credentials.
Teachers and other interested adult supporters can become Advisers, lending their support by promoting the project or becoming expert reviewers when the need arises.
Those interested should contact the Cheif Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org or Christina Astin at email@example.com.
VirtualSalon is an interactive activity that uses real-world scenarios to demonstrate and teach some of the maths topics used in the Hair and Beauty industry every day.
Virtual Maths is a free to use online resource that encourages innovative teaching and learning of functional mathematics. Using links to real life problems, our animation and graphics provide a new perspective on maths. There is a range of activities and resources linked to the built environment which could also be used by STEM Ambassadors who want ideas of how to show how they use maths in their jobs. Activities include the height of a building, heat loss from a building, structures and a light survey.
Oxford University Scientific Society is hosting a debate on Wednesday, 25th April, 2012. The debate will begin at 19:00 in the University of Oxford's Sheldonian Theatre; doors open 45 minutes earlier. This will be open to everybody and free to all.
Dr Aubrey de Grey will propose the motion "This house wants to defeat ageing entirely" and Professor Colin Blakemore will be opposing. The debate will be chaired and moderated by Professor Sir Richard Peto. This debate will address the whether it is feasible and appropriate to consider ageing as a target of decisive medical intervention, raising the possibility of substantial extension of human lifespan.
Aubrey de Grey is currently Chief Science Officer of SENS Foundation, a biomedical research charity that aims to develop, promote, and ensure widespread access to rejuvenation biotechnologies that address the diseases and disabilities of ageing. Its research agenda consists of the application of regenerative medicine to ageing - not merely slowing the ageing clock, but resetting it to early adulthood.
Colin Blakemore is Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Oxford Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences. He is an expert in vision, development of the brain and neurodegenerative disease. He is active in communication of science and is president and adviser to several charities concerned with brain disorders. Colin Blakemore was formerly Chief Executive of the Medical Research Council, the UK's largest public funder of biomedical research.
Along with presentations and discussion from Aubrey de Grey and Colin Blakemore, the debate will provide an opportunity for questions from the audience.
The entire event will be moderated by Professor Sir Richard Peto, Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology at the University of Oxford, and an expert on the hazards of smoking and benefits of stopping.
Oxford University Scientific Society is a student society that aims to disseminate science research and to promote scientific discussions. For more information on the debate, please visit: http://users.ox.ac.uk/~science/
Directions and contact information for the Sheldonian can be found at the facility's website:http://www.ox.ac.uk/subsite/sheldonian_theatre/sheldonian_theatre/
> For background information on Dr de Grey and Prof. Blakemore, please see the following links:http://www.sens.org/users/aubrey-de-grey
These Projects In A Box have been developed and used in Coventry & Warwickshire and are being augmented as new projects are developed.
Three new projects have been written for teaching computer programming to address the recent criticism of ICT teaching by Michael Grove, Education Minister.
Please see www.dwiller.com for details and downloads free of charge.
Each project has teaching guides, visual aids and pupil guides where relevant.
Please let us have your feedback and any good ideas you have for similar projects, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
There's many a news article on the LEBC website detailing new STEM projects, funding news and volunteering opportunities. Take a few minutes and browse the information then get in touch if there’s anything of interest.
'Elephant Toothpaste' Science demonstration for Primary students - suggested by Jennifer Jacoby [doc]
Primary school demonstration which shows a simple conversion of hydrogen peroxide to water using
yeast as the catalyst.