Science Project Ideas

Cooking With the Sun

Cooking with the sun (solar cooking) provides free, safe, clean heat energy that preserves nutrients in food. Cooking with the Sun On a clear, bright, sunny day, line a mixing…

Reading People’s Minds

Maths can’t really reveal the secret of telepathy (reading people’s minds), but some clever maths tricks make it seem like it is possible. Some of these will need a calculator….

Encouraging an Interest in Science

Science has got itself a really bad name. Some people are afraid of science, and think of scientists as people who ‘play God’. Other people think that science is something…

Seeing Soil Erosion

Soil erosion is the loss of healthy and fertile topsoil through water or wind, leaving behind poorer quality subsoil. Soil erosion can lead to famine in developing countries, because the…

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?…

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