A Touching Display

Today’s interactive screens may seem like magic, but as Lee Constable explains, the tech is decades old and based on surprisingly simple principles. Discuss the application of Physics and Chemistry understanding in a real-life context that students will definitely be … Continued

What Colours Can You Hear?

Stephen Fleischfresser talks with the world’s first legally recognised cyborg, Neil Harbisson, about how he experiences the world. The article explains how Neil Harbisson found a connection between colour and other frequencies – like sound. His antenna allows him to … Continued

What creates Earth’s magnetic field?

The Earth's core works like a giant bicycle dynamo in reverse. This article is suitable for Year 4 and 6 Physics students learning about magnetism, electrical current or forces. It is also suitable for Year 9 Earth and Space students … Continued

Plug it into the wall

Chemists create ‘smart bricks’ for energy storage. This short article is suitable for year 8 and 10 chemistry and physics students. It demonstrates the importance of an understanding of energy storage and chemical properties in the development of technologies that … Continued

A solar chimney that saves lives and energy

This solar chimney can slash energy costs and now research reveals it could also help save lives in a building fire. Investigate this technological development with students in years 6,7, 8, and 10 studying Physical, Earth and Space, or Chemical … Continued