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| Issue 32

Beat the Flood

Imagine living with the danger that your home could be flooded at any time. This challenge will enable pupils aged 7–14 to discover the impact that flooding has on people’s lives, and how science and technology can mitigate its effects and help find potential solutions.

Ages: <11, 11-14;
Topics: Earth science, Engineering, Science and society

| Issue 29

How water travels up trees

Why do giant redwoods grow so tall and then stop? It all has to do with how high water can travel up their branches.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Biology

| Issue 21

The physics of crowds

Crowding affects us almost every day, from supermarket queues to traffic jams. Timothy Saunders from EMBL explains why this is interesting to scientists and how to study the phenomenon in class.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics

| Issue 17

Going ballistic: modelling the trajectories of projectiles

Students often find it difficult to calculate the trajectories of projectiles. With the help of Elias Kalogirou’s model, they can be easily visualised. In addition, Ian Francis suggests further uses for the model in the classroom.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics