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| Issue 37

Sharp eyes: how well can we really see?

Exploring visual acuity requires not only biological experiments, but also some understanding of the underlying physics.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Biology, Teach

| Issue 24

More than meets the eye: the exotic, high-energy Universe

​In the third article in this series on astronomy and the electromagnetic spectrum, learn about the exotic and powerful cosmic phenomena that astronomers investigate with X-ray and gamma-ray observatories, including the European Space Agency’s XMM-Newton and INTEGRAL missions.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, General science, Astronomy / space

| Issue 24

Seeing is believing: 3D illusions

To make the two-dimensional images that we see in print and on screen appear more real, we can hijack our brains to create the illusion of a third dimension, depth. These activities explore the physics that make this possible.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Biology, General science

| Issue 14

Spectrometry at school: hands-on experiments

Nataša Gros, Tim Harrison, Irena Štrumbelj Drusany and Alma Kapun Dolinar introduce a selection of experiments with a simple spectrometer designed especially for schools – and give details of how to perform one of the activities.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Chemistry