Science Project Ideas

Get Knotted: Learn About Topology

Knot theory is the study of knots. As well as being useful to hold things together, knots and knot theory are important in different areas of science, including biology and…

Getting Girls Interested in Science

Traditionally, science – particularly chemistry and physics, as well as maths, computing and technology – has been a male-dominated area. Girls may not be interested in science as a study…

Tracking Sunspots Across the Sun

A sunspot is a cooler area on the surface of the sun, which shows up as a patch that is darker than the rest of the sun’s surface. A sunspot…

Calculating Pi

Pi is a number used in maths used to work out the circumference of a circle (the distance around the outside) or the radius (the distance from the edge of…

Looking at Soil Profiles

Soil is everywhere – in fields, gardens, woods. Even in pots in houses for house plants. It is what plants need for growth, but what is it actually made of?…

How Many Surfaces? Making a Möbius Strip

A Möbius strip is a loop of paper with a twist in it, that behaves in a very odd way. How to Make a Möbius Strip Take a strip of…

Do Memory Techniques Work?

Sometimes it seems that there are so many things to remember, especially when it’s coming close to exams, and it would be great to have something that helps. What memory…

Making Biospheres, Ecospheres and Bottle Gardens

In Edwardian times, growing plants in glass cases was very popular, especially because it protected delicate plants, such as ferns, from polluted air. These were generally bottle-sized or aquarium-sized, and…

How Tall is It? Measure Something Tall Without Climbing It

The most accurate way to measure something is using a tape measure, but some things are too tall (or too scary) to climb with a ruler. Try the different methods…

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