Monthly Archives: November 2013

What causes goose bumps and talking teeth?

With the dark nights drawing in and the temperature dropping we all think ‘it’s that time of year again.’ At this time of year, I find myself wearing multiple layers and trying to stop my teeth from chattering and my body … Continue reading

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Blog on blogs………..

Right, so really pleased how the blogs are going. There are some excellent entries and comments on this site.  I wanted to share Mark’s feedback – he (and I agree) commented that the posts are fantastic. I hope that you … Continue reading

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Inspiring Science

My dad boasts 5 physics O-levels (the result of several resits in a desperate attempt to up his mark), yet today ask him a question from the curriculum and he would struggle to give you the answer…  Ask him however … Continue reading

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‘I work for a museum’ and other boring sounding jobs…or think again?

It’s THE dinner party question: ‘so, what do you do?’ Imagine, hearing the response ‘I work for a museum’, and that’s the conversation over. Or so I thought. To me it sounded pretty dull. Oh how wrong I was and … Continue reading

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Get A Life!

Last week we visited the life centre, and it was amazing! The public floor itself was full of interesting stuff, from magnets to moons, and not forgetting moving dinosaurs! Then we saw the education department and I was blown away. … Continue reading

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DO try this at home!

1. Take 1 packet of Starburst. 2. Select a sweet at random whilst you close your eyes and pinch your nose! 3. Now this is the hard part! Place the sweet in your mouth, chew but DO NOT swallow. (Make … Continue reading

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Science Simplification in the Media: Are we getting the whole story?

I was intrigued by the mixture of opinions in the class after watching BBC online news clips during the presentation from Rachel Kerr. Debating about what was too simple; I found the “Extra hour’s sleep” clip to be just the … Continue reading

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