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Conservation Science

Conservation Science

Dr Molly Grace
Can you asses the Green Status of species?

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Looking to the light: assessing the path to species recovery
Quantitative Social Science

Quantitative Social Science

Dr Alita Nandi | Nicole D. James
Devise your own longitudinal survey!

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How one massive study is uncovering the secrets of UK society
Political Science

Political Science

Dr Eva Heims
How politically engaged are you?!

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Do industries influence government regulatory agencies?
Astrophysics

Astrophysics

Dr Brice Orange | Dr David Morris
Find out all there is to know about the Etelman Observatory and imagine yourself there!

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Observing the need to foster inclusion and embrace diversity
Chemistry

Chemistry

Professor Katsumi Matsumoto
Learn about the global ocean carbon cycle!

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The ocean’s storage system: how plankton influences climate change
Chemistry

Chemistry

Professor Irving Epstein
Make your own pH indicator!

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Why do some chemical reactions oscillate?
Computer science

Computer science

Professor Zhigang Zhu
How can computer science shape our future?

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Using AI and computer science as a force for social good
The mathematics of the Tower of Hanoi puzzle

The mathematics of the Tower of Hanoi puzzle

Dan Romik
Can you solve the Tower of Hanoi?!

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Solving the Tower of Hanoi
Cell Biology

Cell Biology

Dr Pascale V. Guillot
Uncover the cutting-edge techniques that are revolutionising science and medicine!

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Building bones using stem cells and gene therapy
Marine Biology

Marine Biology

Dr Sean Colin
Can you design a robotic jellyfish?

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Solving a biomechanical mystery: how jellyfish swim and feed
Plant Sciences and Bioengineering

Plant Sciences and Bioengineering

Dr Alexander Jones
Discover the ‘big five’ types of plant hormones!

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Understanding the mechanisms behind lyme disease
Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

Dr Corliss Thompson
Could experiential learning inspire you into STEM?

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What if experiential learning can make STEM more accessible for students of colour?
Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Sciences

Dr Catherine Brissette
Make an origami Borrelia burgdorferi!

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Understanding the mechanisms behind lyme disease
Astrophysics

Astrophysics

Dr Brad Newton Barlow
Learn about cosmic events!

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Searching the skies
Physics and Nanoscience

Physics and Nanoscience

Yashaswi Nalawade
What can we achieve with nanotechnology?

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The extraordinary potential of nanoscience (from a researcher with extraordinary potential)
Computer Science

Computer Science

Professor Klara Nahrstedt
Just how clean is a ‘cleanroom’?

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Using computer science to assist in creating an ultra-clean scientific lab environment
Structural Biology

Structural Biology

Dr Charles Stewart Jr.
Can you meet Charles’ challenge?!

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What can we learn from plant proteins?
Anthropology

Anthropology

Dr Darren Ranco
Uncover the wonders of Indigenous peoples in your region and Indigenous science

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What if indigenous science were part of the science curriculum?
Quantum Science

Quantum Science

Dr Thomas Volz
Take a virtual tour of the QMAPP lab!

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Lighting up the quantum future: from basic quantum science to new technologies
Quantum Optics

Quantum Optics

Dr Lachlan Rogers
Imagine the year is 2121. What does the future hold for quantum optics?!

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Glowing diamonds are a quantum scientist’s best friend
Biophysics

Biophysics

Professor James Boedicker
What do you know about microbes?

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What if we could control microbial communities?
STEM Careers

STEM Careers

Dr Nick Flynn
How would you make STEM subjects more accessible in your school?!

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How to help students reach their STEM potential
Melanoma Research

Melanoma Research

Professor Marianne Berwick
Interview Marianne and become an expert in melanoma!

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An inspirational insight into advancing understanding of melanoma
Geophysics

Geophysics

Dr Jadranka Šepić
What will our world look like in 2100?!

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How do sea level oscillations contribute to sea level extremes?
Physics, Microbiology and Space

Physics, Microbiology and Space

Dr Jay Nadeau
Imagine you are on a space mission to Europa. What would you find there?

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What if microbes could live in extreme environments beyond earth?
Optics and Photonics

Optics and Photonics

Dr Xiaoming Yu
Find out more about photonics.

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A leap forward in the application of ultrafast lasers
Nanoscience meets Microbiology

Nanoscience meets Microbiology

Professor Yves Dufrêne
Put yourself into the shoes of a researcher!

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Using nanotechnology to overcome the adhesion of the bacterial pathogen Staphylococcus Aureus
Climate Sciences

Climate Sciences

Professor Zhengyu Liu | Dr Bette Otto-Bliesner
How has Earth’s climate changed since the Last Glacial Maximum?!

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How past climate clues can help predict the future
Nanoscale Science

Nanoscale Science

Professor László Forró
How small is nano small?

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Making X-rays safer – and more efficient
Chemistry

Chemistry

Dr Julie Peller
Can you go plastic-free for a day?

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Detecting microplastics in a great lakes watershed with undergraduate students
AI and Forests

AI and Forests

Professor Tian Zheng
Explore aerial photographs taken of Puerto Rico’s tropical forests!

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Using big data to map forests, tree by tree
Green Chemistry

Green Chemistry

Professor Basudeb Saha
Find out what incredible things you can do with biowaste!

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What if we can produce sustainable lubricants from renewable biowaste?
Physical Oceanography

Physical Oceanography

Dr Xinan Liu
Step in the shoes of a physical oceanographer and make your own model of the rain and sea.

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What if raindrops could help us understand climate change?
Psychology

Psychology

Professor Sander Thomaes
Design a pro-environmental publicity campaign!

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Greenteens: unleashing teenagers’ eco-friendly behaviour
Cognitive Psychology

Cognitive Psychology

Dr Jonathan Grainger
Conduct your own cognitive psychology experiment!

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Did you this read right?
Climate Modelling

Climate Modelling

Dr Alan Condron
Discover Dansgaard-Oescher events!

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Climate modelling: predicting the future of the planet
Mathematics Education and Outreach

Mathematics Education and Outreach

Dr James Tanton
Explore Exploding Dots and more!

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Spreading the joy of mathematics
Atmospheric Science

Atmospheric Science

Professor Brian Toon
Convince the Secretary of State to follow your scientific advice!

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Fire and ice: what nuclear war would mean for the planet
Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Professor Kristi Morgansen
Explore how animals fly!

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The sky’s the limit: new horizons for aerospace
Gene Editing

Gene Editing

Dr Natalia Rivera-Torres
Explore the amazing world of gene editing!

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Editing genes to benefit sickle cell disease patients
Extreme Environments

Extreme Environments

Dr Solange Duhamel | Dr Christopher Hamilton
Explore a wealth of information about research in extreme environments!

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How microbes in Iceland can teach us about possible life on Mars
Comparative Politics

Comparative Politics

Dr Jonas Pontusson
Who would you vote for? Which political causes are important to you? Discuss!

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Changing the politics of tomorrow by questioning today
Stunt Science

Stunt Science

Steve Wolf
What can James Bond teach you about science and other STEM subjects?

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Science in the movies
Geography

Geography

Dr April Hiscox
Find out more about the SAVANT project, as well as the Earth Science Women’s Network.

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Understanding how air pollution spreads
Computational Chemistry

Computational Chemistry

Professor John Keith
Compare and contrast the efficiency of a range of catalysts.

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How computational chemistry could usher in a sustainable future
Anthropology and Gang Culture

Anthropology and Gang Culture

Dr José Sánchez García | Dr Carles Feixa Pàmpols
How would you solve a conflict?

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Did you know that gangs are not all about crime and violence?
The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Latino Initiative Program

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Latino Initiative Program

Dr Rodolfo Montez Jr. | Christine Crowley
Design a poster promoting diversity and inclusion in STEM.

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Building inclusivity into astrophysics
Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering

Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering

Dr Elliott Rouse
Could you design a robot that can help with everyday tasks?

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How can robots help us walk?
Social Sciences

Social Sciences

Dr Christina H. Paguyo | Dr Valentina Iturbe-LaGrave
Be a social scientist – design a survey to investigate perceptions of diversity, equity and inclusion at your school!

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Making teaching as inclusive as possible
Geoscience Education

Geoscience Education

Dr Glenn Dolphin
Bring geoscience alive for your students with historical case studies and drama!

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Bringing the Earth to life
Data Patterns

Data Patterns

Dr Eric Chi
Can you approach different scenarios as a data scientist?!

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Discovering hidden patterns in data
Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Professor Li Li
Map out watersheds and create your own 3D model.

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How does climate change affect water quality?
Westminster College’s Environmental Project Management Academy

Westminster College’s Environmental Project Management Academy

Dr Helen Boylan | Dr Alison DuBois | Mr Brian Petrus
Can you project manage the spaghetti tower challenge?

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Connecting the dots between science and business
Materials Science

Materials Science

Dr Wenping Yin
Visit the Exciton Science website for more information about Wenping’s research, games and more!

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Detecting toxic substances for a greener and healthier world
Cell Biology

Cell Biology

Dr Verónica Segarra
Put yourself in Veronica’s shoes – what could your research career look like?

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Understanding cells and fostering love for science
Soil Science

Soil Science

Dr Shad Nelson
How would you encourage more diversity in the field of soil science?

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Start now to reap the rewards later
Human Factors and Ergonomics

Human Factors and Ergonomics

Dr S. Camille Peres
Find out what a piano staircase can reveal about human behaviour!

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Human factors in the gas and oil industries
Geoscience

Geoscience

Dr Sheldon Turner
Could you design a geoscience programme?!

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How to create ‘geniuses’ in geoscience
Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Dr Mark Rentschler
Reflect on Mark’s amazing project and his brilliant career advice.

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Mech-ing endoscopies safer by using robots you can swallow
Climate Literacy

Climate Literacy

Dr Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux
Can you devise a lesson to teach a climate change concept to a kindergarten class?!

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In the know: building a climate literate society
Environemental Geochemistry

Environemental Geochemistry

Professor Kate Spencer | Dr Jonathan Wheatland
Explore a wealth of resources from Queen Mary University of London’s School of Geography and the British Geological Survey.

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How do nutrients and pollutants travel from rivers to the sea?
Optical Science

Optical Science

Dr Peter Wizinowich
There’s much to learn and explore about Keck Observatory and adaptive optics!

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Adaptive optics: providing clarity to observations
Mathematical Biology

Mathematical Biology

Dr Bard Ermentrout
Explore mathematical equations and patterns.

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Decoding the rhythms of the natural world
Subatomic Physics

Subatomic Physics

Dr Wouter Deconinck
Connect with the University of Manitoba’s many outreach activities.

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The science of the very small has enormous potential
STEM Education

STEM Education

Dr Liz Johnson
Find out more about Southern Research’s work and see if you can meet Liz’s challenge of making your own LED paper circuit!

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How can STEM education provide ‘light-bulb’ moments?
Physical Sciences Scholars Program

Physical Sciences Scholars Program

Professor JiaJia Dong
Find out all you need you need to know about the brilliant PSS programme.

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Helping low income students become professional scientists
Machine Memory

Machine Memory

Professor Xiaochen Guo
Discover different computer memory technologies and find out how they work

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Modernising machine memory
Civil and Structural Engineering

Civil and Structural Engineering

Dr Shiling Pei
Build your own tower using toothpicks and gumdrops, and see if it can withstand an ‘earthquake’.

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The big shake: designing tall timber buildings that are resilient to earthquakes
Mathematics

Mathematics

Dr Sam Ballas
Can you complete Dr Sam Ballas’ genus challenge?

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Mathematics: plane and simple
AR in the classroom

AR in the classroom

Dr Wenya Xu
Explore a range of AR apps.

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How augmented reality can help you learn trigonometry
Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Dr Trisha Moore
Find out about Kansas State University’s excellent range of outreach programmes.

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How can urban trees reduce flooding and pollution?
Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

Prof Doug Jacobson
How secure are your passwords?

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Can we learn to be safe online?
Geoscience

Geoscience

Dr Glenn Dolphin
Design and build a model of a geoscientific process!

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Bringing the earth to life
Structural Biology

Structural Biology

Dr Angela Gronenborn
View 3D biomolecules and create your own paper model of a molecule.

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The building blocks of biology
Machine Learning

Machine Learning

Dr Gerald Friedland
See if you can teach a computer to learn!

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The prediction game: The ever-evolving science of machine learning
Environmental Horticulture

Environmental Horticulture

Dr Chris Marble
Investigate the weeds in your garden!

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A red-blooded passion for the green-fingered
Marine Science

Marine Science

Dr Karyna Rosario
Find out more about the fascinating world of marine microbiology and watch Karyna deliver her TEDx Youth Talk.

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A virus that can actually save us from harm!
Plant Science

Plant Science

Dr Davide Bulgarelli
Research inspiring plant scientists and find out everything you need to know about the world of soil microbes!

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How can understanding plants and microorganisms help feed the world?
Marine Ecology

Marine Ecology

Dr Virginia Edgcomb
Find out all there is to know about the fascinating Expedition 360.

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Why is it important to study life in the deep sea and even below the seafloor?
Astronomy

Astronomy

Professor Tom Bania
Research electromagnetic radiation and astronomical telescopes!

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Aiming for the stars
Geography

Geography

Dr Michael Webber
How will our energy demands change over time?

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Interrogating the technopolitics of China’s waterways
Sustainable Energy

Sustainable Energy

IDLES
How will our energy demands change over time?

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How do we prepare the UK for a zero carbon future?
Food Science

Food Science

Dr Gabriel Keith Harris
Get a feel for food science and find out why the Maillard reaction make chocolate chip cookies taste so good!

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The science behind the perfect cup of coffee
Wind Energy

Wind Energy

Dr Marianna Maiaru
Find out more about renewable energy with KidWind, and see if you can beat the Wind Turbine and Solar Structures challenges!

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What if we could repair wind turbines with aerospace engineering and computer science?
Engineering and Computing

Engineering and Computing

Professor Elena Gaura
Find out more about sustainable engineering and the amazing HEED project.

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How can we tackle energy poverty in refugee camps?
Biochemistry

Biochemistry

Dr Lakxmi Subramanian
Tune into the Science Weekly podcast and dive into other similar activities for a taste of biochemistry.

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Why do we need to study chromosomes?
Atmospheric Science

Atmospheric Science

Darrel Baumgardner
Explore cloud seeding and other forms of geoengineering in greater depth.

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Make it rain: the science behind altering the weather
Lifelong Health

Lifelong Health

University of Surrey
Work in groups and see if you can pool your skills and expertise to survive a pandemic or life on a desert island.

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Five researchers working on lifelong health in very different ways
Sensor Engineering

Sensor Engineering

Professor Chang-Soo Kim
Find out about virtual summer camps!

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Sensor engineering gets to the root of problems with food production
Molecular Biology

Molecular Biology

Dr Michael Wolyniak
Conduct your own yeast genome research and explore the pros and cons of gene therapy.

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How can experiments with yeast genetics help make the perfect pint?
Genetics

Genetics

Professor Ann Matthysse
Carry out your own experiment and see what bacteria you can see on the vegetables in your shopping basket!

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How to remove harmful E.coli
Collaborative App Building

Collaborative App Building

Dr Susan Safford
Helping students to develop and apply maths skills to biology

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How to design a biology and maths app for students, by students
Sustainable Pest Control

Sustainable Pest Control

Dr Christian Nansen
Take on the role of a strawberry farmer and see how the Smart Spray app will help to manage your crops.

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The computer science undergrads helping farmers adopt sustainable farming practices
Respiration and photosynthesis

Respiration and photosynthesis

Katherine Willet
This lesson plan is aimed at Grade 9 in the US (Year 10 in the UK) and encourages students’ self-regulated learning skills to learn about respiration and photosynthesis.

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Why thinking like a scientist helps students tackle real-life problems
Self-Regulated Learning

Self-Regulated Learning

Dr Erin Peters-Burton
Develop self-regulated learning skills through metacognitive questioning and self-reflection.

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Why thinking like a scientist helps students tackle real-life problems
The School of Food

The School of Food

Dr Christian Nansen
Find out how looking at cabbages can teach graphs, data, research, imperial and metric units, proteins, vitamins, maps, cooking and nutrition,…and then make some cabbage muffins!

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The School of Food
Biología estructural

Biología estructural

Dr. Charles Stewart Jr.
¿Puede superar el reto de Charles?

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Science à l’échelle nanométrique

Science à l’échelle nanométrique

Professeur László Forró
À quel point l’échelle nanométrique est-elle petite?

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Rendre les radiographies plus sûres et efficaces
Engineering and Physical Sciences

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Dr Helen Bridle
Play the Bacteria Combat and Superbugs games to learn more about antimicrobial resistance and why it is a global health issue

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What if we could develop a sensor that can detect pollutants like heavy metals?
Agricultural Science

Agricultural Science

Dr April Ulery
Wonder at the amazing world of agricultural science with these interactive activities.

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Can the agricultural sciences tackle inequality?
La nanobiophysique (les nanotechnologies au service de la microbiologie)

La nanobiophysique (les nanotechnologies au service de la microbiologie)

Professeur Yves Dufrene
Imaginez votre propre et illustre carrière de chercheur!

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Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Dr Dan Flippo
Take a virtual tour of Dr Dan Fippo’s 2050 Robotics Lab and get a feel for boundless possibilities in engineering

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Using mechanically engineered robots to feed the world
Astronomy

Astronomy

National Astronomy Consortium
Take a trip into space with these star-studded National Radio Astronomy Observatory activities

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“Good mentors don’t just try to recreate you in their image; they give you the tools necessary to achieve your own goals”
Nuclear Physics

Nuclear Physics

Dr Matthew Redshaw
Test your knowledge of Einstein’s theory of relativity and be inspired by the beauty of maths and physics equations.

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Does E really equal MC squared?
Volcanology and Geology

Volcanology and Geology

Professor Stephen Self
Experience life as a volcanologist and keep an eye on Taal, which erupted in the Philippines in January 2020.

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Volcanology and geology: an explosion of possibilities
Psychology

Psychology

Dr. Sander Thomaes
Ontwerp een pro-milieu publiciteitscampagne!

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Biochemistry

Biochemistry

Dr Alan Goddard
Find out if you can create a super yeast and help Dr Alan Goddard with his research along the way.

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Could yeast and bacteria replace fossil fuels?
Psychologie Cognitive

Psychologie Cognitive

Dr. Jonathan Grainger
Réalisez votre propre expérience de lecture !

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Plant Diseases and Pests

Plant Diseases and Pests

Professor Xiangming Xu | Dr Michelle Fountain
Use your skills as a budding plant biologist to figure out how to reduce pests and plant diseases naturally and with technology.

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What if we stopped using pesticides?
Immunology

Immunology

Professor János G Filep
Play the Immune Defence game and see how the white blood cells fare against pathogens.

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Ensuring inflammation does more good than harm
Molecular Plant Biology

Molecular Plant Biology

Dr Charlotte Kirchhelle
Grow your own sunflowers and find out how they change their shape to survive in the dark.

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Short and bushy, long and spindly: how plants make their shapes
Complement Biology

Complement Biology

Dr Kevin Marchbank
Explore the ethics of animal testing and turn your classroom into a clinical trial

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How mice can reveal the secrets of rare diseases
Earthquakes and the Carbon Cycle

Earthquakes and the Carbon Cycle

Professor Robert Hilton
Explore the power of landslides and discover the role they play in the carbon cycle.

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The role of earthquakes in burying carbon for good
Antropología y Cultura de las Bandas

Antropología y Cultura de las Bandas

Dr. José Sánchez García | Dr. Carles Feixa Pàmpols
¿Cómo resolvería un conflicto?

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Slow Slip Events

Slow Slip Events

Dr Ake Fagereng
Join the crew on the research vessel JOIDES Resolution and discover the awesome power of silent earthquakes.

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Taking to the seas to discover how the Earth’s surface moves
Cyber Security

Cyber Security

Prof Shujun Li | Dr Jason Nurse
Find out how to beat the cybercriminals with these awesome cyber security activities.

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How to beat the cybercriminals and stay safe online
Geochemistry

Geochemistry

Prof Jamie Wilkinson
Create your very own rock cycle with melting chocolate and start your journey into the world of geology.

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Magma detectives: studying volcanic arcs to find valuable minerals in earth’s crust
Biogerontology

Biogerontology

Dr Jennifer Tullet
Be a biogerontologist for the day and work out how different model organisms, like the nematode worm, can help scientists with their research

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What can worms tell us about ageing in humans?
Economics

Economics

Professor Sayantan Ghosal
Play your hand at being an economist with this ‘understanding poverty’ card game and other awesome resources.

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An economist’s guide to understanding poverty
Silent Earthquakes

Silent Earthquakes

Dr Rebecca Bell
Get a feel for geology and conduct your own “silent earthquake” experiment.

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The slow and silent earthquakes that are shaking up seismology
Quantum Physics

Quantum Physics

Dr Fabio Costa
Many of you will have tossed a coin, but what about a quantum coin? See if you have what it takes to be a quantum physicist with these wonderful quantum activities.

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Forgot everything you thought you knew
Wireless Communications

Wireless Communications

Dr De Mi
Find out what it means to be on the cusp of a new era in broadcasting with these brilliant electrical and electronic engineering activities.

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Why a new era of broadcasting will change the world as we know it
Integrated Land Management

Integrated Land Management

Professor Davy McCracken
Imagine yourself in the shoes of a tech-savvy, upland hill farmer with these fun activities.

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The only way is up: why hill farming is embracing technology
Massive Machine-Type Communications And The Internet Of Things

Massive Machine-Type Communications And The Internet Of Things

Dr Zilong Liu
Take a peek at the future by exploring the world of massive machine-type communications and Internet-of-Things

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Building the internet of things for an interconnected world
Biosecurity

Biosecurity

ADBCAP
Get a better understanding of biosecurity and help stop the spread of animal diseases with these awesome ADBCAP resources

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Educating youth about biosecurity can help prevent the spread of disease in farm animals
Energy Storage

Energy Storage

Prof Jenny Pringle
Try your hand at being a chemist and make a battery with a lemon and other simple household ingredients

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Energy storage in the 21st century
Geomatics

Geomatics

Dr Stephan Winter
Find out whether you’re any good at giving directions and discover a world of fascinating facts with the National Geographic MapMaker Interactive.

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Talking maps
Immunology

Immunology

Prof Deborah Dunn-Walters
Put yourself in the shoes of an immunologist and learn fascinating facts about how our immune system works

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Making ill health in old age a thing of the past
Earth Dynamics

Earth Dynamics

Professor Zheng-Ziang Li
Try this explosive experiment and make your very own volcano, and find out what it’s like to be a geologist.

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Movers and shakers: using supercomputers to understand how supercontinents form and drift apart
Plant Science

Plant Science

Professor Margaret Barbour | Richard Harwood
Make your own 3D model of a chickpea plant leaf or take a virtual tour of the first university botanical garden in the world.

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3D images of leaves: a photo shoot we should all be looking at
Organisational Behaviour

Organisational Behaviour

Dr Kohyar Kiazad
Discover the benefits and history of organisational behaviour, which was used in the 1930s to find out how to improve productivity in factories.

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Why do people working in stem stay in their jobs – and why should we care?
Gravitational Waves

Gravitational Waves

The GrEAT Network
Ignite your passion for space science with the Black Hole Hunter and Space Time Quest games.

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GrEAT potential: why China and the UK are working together in gravitational-wave research
Atmospheric Science

Atmospheric Science

Dr Leigh Orf
Watch Leigh’s collection of jaw-dropping tornado videos and try out a simple experiment in atmospheric pressure.

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Using supercomputers to simulate super tornadoes
Microplastics

Microplastics

Professor Jay Brandes | Dodie Sanders
Get involved with marine science and help the planet to boot with these international citizen science projects.

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Microplastic pollution: how bad is it and what can we do to solve it?
Gravitational Astrophysics

Gravitational Astrophysics

Dr Paul Lasky
Make a model of a black hole, and find out how to get involved in astronomy with these awesome citizen science projects.

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Why gravitational waves are of supermassive importance
Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Professor Terri Camesano
Antibiotic resistance is a major issue. Take a look at these videos and fact sheets to find out why; and discover what it’s like to be a chemical engineer with chemical engineering activities.

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Theoretical Chemistry

Theoretical Chemistry

Dr Mark Tuckerman
Theoretical chemists need to know how to code so start by learning the basics in Python – and use simple chemistry to make potato, salt water and lemon clocks!

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Fuel cells: A new way to power the world
Digital Technology and Mental Health

Digital Technology and Mental Health

Dr Elvira Perez Vallejos
Test your skills at spotting fake news, play the Fairness Top Trumps card game and see if the computer model of Barack Obama’s head fools you!

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Can we trust what we see online?
Operations Research

Operations Research

Professor Larry Snyder
If you enjoy logic puzzles, you’ll love Larry’s logic-tastic activity sheet! Create a supply chain to survive a zombie apocalypse, test your skills in the Root Beer Game and solve the Travelling Salesman Problem.

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From platinum to smartphone: How maths models can be used to streamline supply chains
Marine Geoscience

Marine Geoscience

Professor Bram Murton
Follow Bram into the depths of the ocean: explore careers in marine geoscience, visit the National Oceanographic Centre and follow the adventures of Boaty McBoatface, an autonomous underwater vehicle.

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Glaciology

Glaciology

Dr Ellyn Enderlin
Explore glaciology with Ellyn: make your own ‘glacier goo’, check out a glacier simulation tool to see the effects of climate change and play the penguin game.

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Why do some glaciers melt faster than others?
Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Professor Chris Jones
Start thinking like a chemical engineer and develop a problem-solving product; investigate carbon dioxide and discover more about acids and bases.

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Can this research team reverse climate change?
Self-Organising Particle Systems

Self-Organising Particle Systems

Dr Andréa Richa
Explore the rules of swarm behaviour, think about what swarm robots could be used for in your local area and write an algorithm for making toast!

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Nucleur Physics

Nucleur Physics

Dr Jacek Dobaczewski
Explore nuclear physics using LEGO or watch a TEDEd video to learn more about nuclear structure.

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The atomic nucleus: Greater than the sum of its parts
Oceanography

Oceanography

Professor Marc Frischer
Don your mask and snorkel and dive into oceanography! Start an aquarium, see plankton with your own eyes, or take part in a citizen science project. Whichever activity you choose, it’s bound to cause a splash!

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The tiny animal at the centre of the marine ecosystem
Astrophysics with Stacey Habergham-Mawsom

Astrophysics with Stacey Habergham-Mawsom

Stacey Habergham-Mawsom
Have a go at using the Liverpool Telescope from your home, and try out other space activities to see if astronomy is the career for you.

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Molecular Biology and Big Data

Molecular Biology and Big Data

Dr Kim Hammond-Kosack
Become a plant detective and identify common plant diseases. Learn about plant genetics and diseases, and why Big Data is so vital.

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Saving plants from disease
Victorian Poetry

Victorian Poetry

Dr Simon Rennie
Uncover working-class Victorian poetry from the Lancashire cotton famine database, learn more about it and use it as inspiration to write your own poem.

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A working class hero is something to be
Forest Pathology and Entomology

Forest Pathology and Entomology

Dr Lori Eckhardt
Explore the trees, woodland and forest near you and use this resource to identify insects and plant diseases.

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Getting To The Root Of Pine Decline
Science Communication

Science Communication

Roger Bacon Scholars
Find out if you’re a good communicator and learn how to talk about complex ideas to non-scientists.

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Paid To Study, Research And Communicate Science
Hydrology

Hydrology

Dr Emile Elias
Explore unique resources from the Asombro Institute for Science Education, aimed at arming you with key information on climate change, the water cycle and agricultural systems.

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Learning To Live With Less Water
Geology

Geology

Dr Rónadh Cox
Discover how to measure objects that are just too big to put on a weighing scale, and use photogrammetry to make a 3D image of your friend!

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Can Storm Waves Move A Boulder As Heavy As Six Blue Whales?
Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology

Dr Andrea Holmes
Discover nanotechnology and learn how to make artificial snow and a liquid crystal thermometer.

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Earthquakes

Earthquakes

Dr Alex Copley
Find out whether seismology (the study of earthquakes) is for you and learn about an earthquake hot spot: Alaska

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Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychology

Dr Christine Wekerle
Chris and her team have designed an app to help young people build on their resilience. Explore clinical psychology and find out what the contents of your pockets say about you!

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Finding Joy In An App
Optics and Photonics

Optics and Photonics

Dr Alexis Vogt
Almost all the technologies we use today are reliant on optics and photonics. Get a free DVD. Or, make your own telescope, light fountain and shimmering lens.

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Tissue Engineering

Tissue Engineering

Dr Dave Hay
Tissue engineering and stem cell research are a relatively new science, offering exciting prospects for human health. Discover what stem cell research can do for us, and the effects of toxic chemicals on a beef liver.

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Marine Biology

Marine Biology

Sarah McAnulty
Find out more about working in marine biology, how studying sea creatures can help us understand our own bodies, and test your local waterways with water testing kits.

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What Can We Learn From Bobtail Squid?
Biología Celular

Biología Celular

Dra. Verónica Segarra
Póngase en el lugar de Verónica, ¿cómo se imagina su carrera de investigación?

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Geomatik

Geomatik

Dr Stephan Winter
Finden Sie mit National Geographic MapMaker Interactive heraus, ob Sie gut darin sind, Anweisungen zu geben, und entdecken Sie eine Welt faszinierender Fakten.

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Conservation Science

Conservation Science

Dr Molly Grace
Can you asses the Green Status of species?

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Quantitative Social Science

Quantitative Social Science

Dr Alita Nandi | Nicole D. James
Devise your own longitudinal survey!

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How one massive study is uncovering the secrets of UK society
Political Science

Political Science

Dr Eva Heims
How politically engaged are you?!

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Do industries influence government regulatory agencies?
Astrophysics

Astrophysics

Dr Brice Orange | Dr David Morris
Find out all there is to know about the Etelman Observatory and imagine yourself there!

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Observing the need to foster inclusion and embrace diversity
Chemistry

Chemistry

Professor Katsumi Matsumoto
Learn about the global ocean carbon cycle!

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Chemistry

Chemistry

Professor Irving Epstein
Make your own pH indicator!

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Computer science

Computer science

Professor Zhigang Zhu
How can computer science shape our future?

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Using AI and computer science as a force for social good
The mathematics of the Tower of Hanoi puzzle

The mathematics of the Tower of Hanoi puzzle

Dan Romik
Can you solve the Tower of Hanoi?!

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Cell Biology

Cell Biology

Dr Pascale V. Guillot
Uncover the cutting-edge techniques that are revolutionising science and medicine!

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Building bones using stem cells and gene therapy
Marine Biology

Marine Biology

Dr Sean Colin
Can you design a robotic jellyfish?

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Solving a biomechanical mystery: how jellyfish swim and feed
Plant Sciences and Bioengineering

Plant Sciences and Bioengineering

Dr Alexander Jones
Discover the ‘big five’ types of plant hormones!

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Understanding the mechanisms behind lyme disease
Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

Dr Corliss Thompson
Could experiential learning inspire you into STEM?

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Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Sciences

Dr Catherine Brissette
Make an origami Borrelia burgdorferi!

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Understanding the mechanisms behind lyme disease
Astrophysics

Astrophysics

Dr Brad Newton Barlow
Learn about cosmic events!

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Searching the skies
Physics and Nanoscience

Physics and Nanoscience

Yashaswi Nalawade
What can we achieve with nanotechnology?

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Computer Science

Computer Science

Professor Klara Nahrstedt
Just how clean is a ‘cleanroom’?

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Using computer science to assist in creating an ultra-clean scientific lab environment
Structural Biology

Structural Biology

Dr Charles Stewart Jr.
Can you meet Charles’ challenge?!

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What can we learn from plant proteins?
Anthropology

Anthropology

Dr Darren Ranco
Uncover the wonders of Indigenous peoples in your region and Indigenous science

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Quantum Science

Quantum Science

Dr Thomas Volz
Take a virtual tour of the QMAPP lab!

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Lighting up the quantum future: from basic quantum science to new technologies
Quantum Optics

Quantum Optics

Dr Lachlan Rogers
Imagine the year is 2121. What does the future hold for quantum optics?!

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Biophysics

Biophysics

Professor James Boedicker
What do you know about microbes?

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STEM Careers

STEM Careers

Dr Nick Flynn
How would you make STEM subjects more accessible in your school?!

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Melanoma Research

Melanoma Research

Professor Marianne Berwick
Interview Marianne and become an expert in melanoma!

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Geophysics

Geophysics

Dr Jadranka Šepić
What will our world look like in 2100?!

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How do sea level oscillations contribute to sea level extremes?
Physics, Microbiology and Space

Physics, Microbiology and Space

Dr Jay Nadeau
Imagine you are on a space mission to Europa. What would you find there?

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Optics and Photonics

Optics and Photonics

Dr Xiaoming Yu
Find out more about photonics.

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A leap forward in the application of ultrafast lasers
Nanoscience meets Microbiology

Nanoscience meets Microbiology

Professor Yves Dufrêne
Put yourself into the shoes of a researcher!

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Using nanotechnology to overcome the adhesion of the bacterial pathogen Staphylococcus Aureus
Climate Sciences

Climate Sciences

Professor Zhengyu Liu | Dr Bette Otto-Bliesner
How has Earth’s climate changed since the Last Glacial Maximum?!

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Nanoscale Science

Nanoscale Science

Professor László Forró
How small is nano small?

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Making X-rays safer – and more efficient
Chemistry

Chemistry

Dr Julie Peller
Can you go plastic-free for a day?

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Detecting microplastics in a great lakes watershed with undergraduate students
AI and Forests

AI and Forests

Professor Tian Zheng
Explore aerial photographs taken of Puerto Rico’s tropical forests!

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Green Chemistry

Green Chemistry

Professor Basudeb Saha
Find out what incredible things you can do with biowaste!

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Physical Oceanography

Physical Oceanography

Dr Xinan Liu
Step in the shoes of a physical oceanographer and make your own model of the rain and sea.

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What if raindrops could help us understand climate change?
Psychology

Psychology

Professor Sander Thomaes
Design a pro-environmental publicity campaign!

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Greenteens: unleashing teenagers’ eco-friendly behaviour
Cognitive Psychology

Cognitive Psychology

Dr Jonathan Grainger
Conduct your own cognitive psychology experiment!

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Climate Modelling

Climate Modelling

Dr Alan Condron
Discover Dansgaard-Oescher events!

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Climate modelling: predicting the future of the planet
Mathematics Education and Outreach

Mathematics Education and Outreach

Dr James Tanton
Explore Exploding Dots and more!

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Atmospheric Science

Atmospheric Science

Professor Brian Toon
Convince the Secretary of State to follow your scientific advice!

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Fire and ice: what nuclear war would mean for the planet
Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Professor Kristi Morgansen
Explore how animals fly!

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The sky’s the limit: new horizons for aerospace
Gene Editing

Gene Editing

Dr Natalia Rivera-Torres
Explore the amazing world of gene editing!

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Editing genes to benefit sickle cell disease patients
Extreme Environments

Extreme Environments

Dr Solange Duhamel | Dr Christopher Hamilton
Explore a wealth of information about research in extreme environments!

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How microbes in Iceland can teach us about possible life on Mars
Comparative Politics

Comparative Politics

Dr Jonas Pontusson
Who would you vote for? Which political causes are important to you? Discuss!

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Stunt Science

Stunt Science

Steve Wolf
What can James Bond teach you about science and other STEM subjects?

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Geography

Geography

Dr April Hiscox
Find out more about the SAVANT project, as well as the Earth Science Women’s Network.

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Computational Chemistry

Computational Chemistry

Professor John Keith
Compare and contrast the efficiency of a range of catalysts.

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Anthropology and Gang Culture

Anthropology and Gang Culture

Dr José Sánchez García | Dr Carles Feixa Pàmpols
How would you solve a conflict?

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The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Latino Initiative Program

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Latino Initiative Program

Dr Rodolfo Montez Jr. | Christine Crowley
Design a poster promoting diversity and inclusion in STEM.

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Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering

Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering

Dr Elliott Rouse
Could you design a robot that can help with everyday tasks?

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Social Sciences

Social Sciences

Dr Christina H. Paguyo | Dr Valentina Iturbe-LaGrave
Be a social scientist – design a survey to investigate perceptions of diversity, equity and inclusion at your school!

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Geoscience Education

Geoscience Education

Dr Glenn Dolphin
Bring geoscience alive for your students with historical case studies and drama!

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Bringing the Earth to life
Data Patterns

Data Patterns

Dr Eric Chi
Can you approach different scenarios as a data scientist?!

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Discovering hidden patterns in data
Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Professor Li Li
Map out watersheds and create your own 3D model.

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How does climate change affect water quality?
Westminster College’s Environmental Project Management Academy

Westminster College’s Environmental Project Management Academy

Dr Helen Boylan | Dr Alison DuBois | Mr Brian Petrus
Can you project manage the spaghetti tower challenge?

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Connecting the dots between science and business
Materials Science

Materials Science

Dr Wenping Yin
Visit the Exciton Science website for more information about Wenping’s research, games and more!

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Detecting toxic substances for a greener and healthier world
Cell Biology

Cell Biology

Dr Verónica Segarra
Put yourself in Veronica’s shoes – what could your research career look like?

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Understanding cells and fostering love for science
Soil Science

Soil Science

Dr Shad Nelson
How would you encourage more diversity in the field of soil science?

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Start now to reap the rewards later
Human Factors and Ergonomics

Human Factors and Ergonomics

Dr S. Camille Peres
Find out what a piano staircase can reveal about human behaviour!

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Human factors in the gas and oil industries
Geoscience

Geoscience

Dr Sheldon Turner
Could you design a geoscience programme?!

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How to create ‘geniuses’ in geoscience
Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Dr Mark Rentschler
Reflect on Mark’s amazing project and his brilliant career advice.

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Mech-ing endoscopies safer by using robots you can swallow
Climate Literacy

Climate Literacy

Dr Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux
Can you devise a lesson to teach a climate change concept to a kindergarten class?!

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Environemental Geochemistry

Environemental Geochemistry

Professor Kate Spencer | Dr Jonathan Wheatland
Explore a wealth of resources from Queen Mary University of London’s School of Geography and the British Geological Survey.

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How do nutrients and pollutants travel from rivers to the sea?
Optical Science

Optical Science

Dr Peter Wizinowich
There’s much to learn and explore about Keck Observatory and adaptive optics!

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Mathematical Biology

Mathematical Biology

Dr Bard Ermentrout
Explore mathematical equations and patterns.

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Decoding the rhythms of the natural world
Subatomic Physics

Subatomic Physics

Dr Wouter Deconinck
Connect with the University of Manitoba’s many outreach activities.

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STEM Education

STEM Education

Dr Liz Johnson
Find out more about Southern Research’s work and see if you can meet Liz’s challenge of making your own LED paper circuit!

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Physical Sciences Scholars Program

Physical Sciences Scholars Program

Professor JiaJia Dong
Find out all you need you need to know about the brilliant PSS programme.

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Helping low income students become professional scientists
Machine Memory

Machine Memory

Professor Xiaochen Guo
Discover different computer memory technologies and find out how they work

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Civil and Structural Engineering

Civil and Structural Engineering

Dr Shiling Pei
Build your own tower using toothpicks and gumdrops, and see if it can withstand an ‘earthquake’.

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The big shake: designing tall timber buildings that are resilient to earthquakes
Mathematics

Mathematics

Dr Sam Ballas
Can you complete Dr Sam Ballas’ genus challenge?

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Mathematics: plane and simple
AR in the classroom

AR in the classroom

Dr Wenya Xu
Explore a range of AR apps.

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Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Dr Trisha Moore
Find out about Kansas State University’s excellent range of outreach programmes.

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How can urban trees reduce flooding and pollution?
Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

Prof Doug Jacobson
How secure are your passwords?

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Geoscience

Geoscience

Dr Glenn Dolphin
Design and build a model of a geoscientific process!

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Structural Biology

Structural Biology

Dr Angela Gronenborn
View 3D biomolecules and create your own paper model of a molecule.

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Machine Learning

Machine Learning

Dr Gerald Friedland
See if you can teach a computer to learn!

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Environmental Horticulture

Environmental Horticulture

Dr Chris Marble
Investigate the weeds in your garden!

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Marine Science

Marine Science

Dr Karyna Rosario
Find out more about the fascinating world of marine microbiology and watch Karyna deliver her TEDx Youth Talk.

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A virus that can actually save us from harm!
Plant Science

Plant Science

Dr Davide Bulgarelli
Research inspiring plant scientists and find out everything you need to know about the world of soil microbes!

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Marine Ecology

Marine Ecology

Dr Virginia Edgcomb
Find out all there is to know about the fascinating Expedition 360.

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Astronomy

Astronomy

Professor Tom Bania
Research electromagnetic radiation and astronomical telescopes!

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Geography

Geography

Dr Michael Webber
How will our energy demands change over time?

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Interrogating the technopolitics of China’s waterways
Sustainable Energy

Sustainable Energy

IDLES
How will our energy demands change over time?

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Food Science

Food Science

Dr Gabriel Keith Harris
Get a feel for food science and find out why the Maillard reaction make chocolate chip cookies taste so good!

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Wind Energy

Wind Energy

Dr Marianna Maiaru
Find out more about renewable energy with KidWind, and see if you can beat the Wind Turbine and Solar Structures challenges!

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Engineering and Computing

Engineering and Computing

Professor Elena Gaura
Find out more about sustainable engineering and the amazing HEED project.

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How can we tackle energy poverty in refugee camps?
Biochemistry

Biochemistry

Dr Lakxmi Subramanian
Tune into the Science Weekly podcast and dive into other similar activities for a taste of biochemistry.

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Why do we need to study chromosomes?
Atmospheric Science

Atmospheric Science

Darrel Baumgardner
Explore cloud seeding and other forms of geoengineering in greater depth.

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Lifelong Health

Lifelong Health

University of Surrey
Work in groups and see if you can pool your skills and expertise to survive a pandemic or life on a desert island.

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Sensor Engineering

Sensor Engineering

Professor Chang-Soo Kim
Find out about virtual summer camps!

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Sensor engineering gets to the root of problems with food production
Molecular Biology

Molecular Biology

Dr Michael Wolyniak
Conduct your own yeast genome research and explore the pros and cons of gene therapy.

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Genetics

Genetics

Professor Ann Matthysse
Carry out your own experiment and see what bacteria you can see on the vegetables in your shopping basket!

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Collaborative App Building

Collaborative App Building

Dr Susan Safford
Helping students to develop and apply maths skills to biology

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Sustainable Pest Control

Sustainable Pest Control

Dr Christian Nansen
Take on the role of a strawberry farmer and see how the Smart Spray app will help to manage your crops.

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Respiration and photosynthesis

Respiration and photosynthesis

Katherine Willet
This lesson plan is aimed at Grade 9 in the US (Year 10 in the UK) and encourages students’ self-regulated learning skills to learn about respiration and photosynthesis.

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Self-Regulated Learning

Self-Regulated Learning

Dr Erin Peters-Burton
Develop self-regulated learning skills through metacognitive questioning and self-reflection.

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The School of Food

The School of Food

Dr Christian Nansen
Find out how looking at cabbages can teach graphs, data, research, imperial and metric units, proteins, vitamins, maps, cooking and nutrition,…and then make some cabbage muffins!

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Biología estructural

Biología estructural

Dr. Charles Stewart Jr.
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Science à l’échelle nanométrique

Science à l’échelle nanométrique

Professeur László Forró
À quel point l’échelle nanométrique est-elle petite?

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Engineering and Physical Sciences

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Dr Helen Bridle
Play the Bacteria Combat and Superbugs games to learn more about antimicrobial resistance and why it is a global health issue

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Agricultural Science

Agricultural Science

Dr April Ulery
Wonder at the amazing world of agricultural science with these interactive activities.

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La nanobiophysique (les nanotechnologies au service de la microbiologie)

La nanobiophysique (les nanotechnologies au service de la microbiologie)

Professeur Yves Dufrene
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Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Dr Dan Flippo
Take a virtual tour of Dr Dan Fippo’s 2050 Robotics Lab and get a feel for boundless possibilities in engineering

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Astronomy

Astronomy

National Astronomy Consortium
Take a trip into space with these star-studded National Radio Astronomy Observatory activities

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“Good mentors don’t just try to recreate you in their image; they give you the tools necessary to achieve your own goals”
Nuclear Physics

Nuclear Physics

Dr Matthew Redshaw
Test your knowledge of Einstein’s theory of relativity and be inspired by the beauty of maths and physics equations.

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Volcanology and Geology

Volcanology and Geology

Professor Stephen Self
Experience life as a volcanologist and keep an eye on Taal, which erupted in the Philippines in January 2020.

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Psychology

Psychology

Dr. Sander Thomaes
Ontwerp een pro-milieu publiciteitscampagne!

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Biochemistry

Biochemistry

Dr Alan Goddard
Find out if you can create a super yeast and help Dr Alan Goddard with his research along the way.

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Psychologie Cognitive

Psychologie Cognitive

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Gravitational Astrophysics

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Theoretical Chemistry

Dr Mark Tuckerman
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Digital Technology and Mental Health

Dr Elvira Perez Vallejos
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Operations Research

Professor Larry Snyder
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Professor Chris Jones
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