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Maker Faire UK 2017 announced

It’s baaa-aaaaack!

The greatest show (and tell) on Earth…
28 October, 2016/by Jonathan

The Amazingly Enormous STEM Careers Poster

Here’s a neat resource from the terrific folks behind the…
27 October, 2016/by Jonathan

Calendar updates

If you’ve not visited our calendar of upcoming events recently,…
23 September, 2016/by Jonathan

2015–16: The Year in Numbers

19 September, 2016/by Jonathan

Win a Free Astronomy Trip to the Alps

The European Southern Observatory is organising an Astronomy…
13 September, 2016/by Annie Padwick

Careers in the (primary) classroom?

There have been some news articles recently about universities,…
31 August, 2016/by Carol

Summer holiday science

At this stage in the summer holiday, sometimes it can get a bit…
23 August, 2016/by Carol

Raspberry Pi Day of Making: Apply now!

The Raspberry Pi Foundation (the lovely folks who spend the money…
3 August, 2016/by Jonathan

Chain Reactions (with electronics)

Like everyone else delivering ‘maker’ education, we use…
25 July, 2016/by Jonathan

Physics Summer Schools

In my previous job, I used to be part of a team that ran teacher…
14 July, 2016/by Carol

This shape-changing visual effects car can… wait, what?

Suppose you’re trying to make a car advert, you’re up against…
30 June, 2016/by Jonathan

Go Ballistic! winners at Big Bang North East

Phew! We’re slowly recovering from a couple of crazy days…
29 June, 2016/by Jonathan

Study with us! PhD Studentship available

Think Physics’ host institution Northumbria University has…
20 June, 2016/by Jonathan

Brain exercise for half term: P vs. NP

If you've reached the stage of half-term where binge-watching…
1 June, 2016/by Jonathan

How long would it take to fall through the Earth?

This is a classic calculation, and one that’s surprisingly…
26 May, 2016/by Jonathan

Engineering principles: keep it simple

We’re developing a neat little workshop based around catapults, bits…
25 May, 2016/by Jonathan

Turns out motor racing might be useful after all

The Formula 1 Championship is a strange beast. I’m not alone…
19 May, 2016/by Jonathan

A-Level Physics teachers: your thoughts welcome

A few months ago, we made a film of an A-level core practical:…
13 May, 2016/by Jonathan

Northumbria students: apply for our engineering summer placement scheme

11 May, 2016/by Jonathan

Watch this marble run with magnets

Brilliantly inventive. See if you can work out how all the different…
9 May, 2016/by Jonathan

Computer training opportunities in Newcastle

Two outstanding computing events are coming to Newcastle in…
4 May, 2016/by Jonathan

View the transit of Mercury on 9th May

This May will provide us with a fantastic opportunity to observe…
28 April, 2016/by Annie Padwick

British Science Week. That’s all for now, folks!

Each March, British Science Week celebrates the awesomeness…
23 March, 2016/by Annie Padwick