Tag Archives: science education

Scientists at work 31 The science outreacher – Cambridge science centre

The Cambridge Science Centre is a really useful educational attraction in the city centre. Founder Dr Chris Lennard tells Roger Frost what the centre aims to do for science education. The Cambridge Science Centre opened in 2013 at 18 Jesus Lane, Cambridge, near the round church. Follow-up … Continue reading

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Scientists at work 05 The science teacher – writing a dictionary of science jargon

Cambridge science teacher Dr William Hirst tells Roger Frost how learning the language of science can improve children’s success at school. Dr Hirst is the author of a science dictionary for ages 10 -14 called “William’s Words in Science” Follow-up link see … Continue reading

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Astronomy with Paul Fellows of Cambridge Astronomical Association + astronomy events in Cambridge

What is about the study of the stars that captivates so many? Paul Fellows of the Cambridge Astronomical Association explains about his subject. Hear about dark matter, isotopes, space probes and the association’s weekly events in Cambridge. What’s on in Cambridge UK … Continue reading

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Choosing a guitar – 105science

With many different types of guitars, we find out how much more is involved in the sound we get from various models, and whether or not this impacts on the price. Are we just paying for a brand name or … Continue reading

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A new science college for Cambridge – 105science

Cambridge’s newest secondary school will open and start teaching in 2014. Called University Technical College – Cambridge, it will specialise in biomedical and environmental science and technology. The UTC is a state funded school open to students with a flair … Continue reading

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Preserving ugly animals – plus breeding better wheat – 105science

Hear about breeding plants commercially and a fun campaign to save the ‘ugly’ animals. Simon Watt of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society tell us that ugly animals face extinction because the cute creatures, like cuddly pandas, “steal all the glory”. He … Continue reading

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Research into cocaine addiction – 105science

COCAINE ADDICTION is DIFFERENT. Dr Karen Ersche tells about her research into cocaine addiction. The work investigates the finding that cocaine addiction affects some people and not others. Also, unlike other addictions, there are no substitute chemicals that can be used in cocaine … Continue reading

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Author of ‘Evolution and Belief’ tells why understanding evolution is less of a challenge to religious belief, and doesn’t make people into atheists – 105science

Dr Rob Asher shares evidence for the evolution of animals and sheds light on misunderstandings about science and religion. We also consider whether religious explanations of the natural world ought be included in school science education; whether teachers can be … Continue reading

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Cambridge Science Festival Preview – 105science

In the Cambridge Science Festival, Nick Crumpton tells why mammals are better than dinosaurs. And researcher Dr Andrew Holding tells of the Skeptics in the Pub discussion group and of Bright Club, where scientists collide with humour. The next Science Show will be on … Continue reading

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Researching the invertebrate that lives in puddles: bdelloid rotifer – 105science

Professor Alan Tunnacliffe of the Cambridge University Department of Chemical Engineering tells why the bdelloid rotifer has fascinated top biologists. This microscopically tiny invertebrate lives in rain puddles. The creature can survive without water for millions of years, and by now really ought to be … Continue reading

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Fact or Fiction on Breakfast Show – 105science

Neil and Lottie invite us to the Breakfast Show on Cambridge 105. Chris and Roger answer questions about the show, and introduce their Science Fact or Fiction quiz. Lots of giggling but useful chat too. Running order: Introductions; what the … Continue reading

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What the Cambridge Science Centre aims to do for science education by Dr Chris Lennard – 105science

The Cambridge Science Centre  is a really useful educational attraction in the city centre. Ahead of its opening, founder Dr Chris Lennard tells Roger Frost what the centre aims to do for science education. The Cambridge Science Centre opens February 2013 at 18 Jesus Lane, Cambridge (near … Continue reading

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