The Periodic Table

Brighten up your science lab with the Periodic Table The IntoScience team have produced a range of resources for teachers to accompany the online program - perfect for adding extra spice to classroom learning. Motivate your students to learn the elements of the periodic table with these handy posters. All posters are completely free -

World Water Day 2014

World Water Day is an international day to celebrate freshwater. It is held every year on the 22 March to focus attention on the importance of water and advocating sustainable management of our water resources. As March 22 falls on a Saturday, World Water Day will be held on Friday 21 March this year. In

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Discover the ‘building blocks of life’ with IntoScience

With IntoScience, students can explore the importance of cells as the ‘building blocks of life’.  We know that every living organism consists of at least one cell, with many consisting of millions and trillions of cells – like humans! But how is it that cells create organisms?  IntoScience guides students through the cell hierarchy, providing

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Brain cells created directly from skin cells

Cell research is very important and highly specialised, with potentially life-saving outcomes leading to revolutions in the field of medicine and health.  Below is an example of such research. Brain cells created directly from skin cells (courtesy of Katie Lee, Cosmos Magazine : Researchers have transformed adult mouse skin cells directly into functional nerve cells, skipping

Students explore the intricacies of cells with IntoScience

  IntoScience offers integrated and interactive activities for students to explore the structures and functions of various cells.  In the "Cell Basics" activity, students train as cytologists, and are given the task of investigating four cell types: prokaryotic, plant, animal and fungi. With comprehensive activities to optimise student learning, IntoScience is a great way for

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Changing states of matter with IntoScience

With IntoScience, students delve into activities and rich visual interactives to understand the processes which change one state of matter to another. These processes include melting, freezing, evaporation, condensation and sublimation. Vivid simulations illustrate what is happening at a particle level as these changes occur. A global perspective is included, demonstrating how changing states occur

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What makes a great scientist?

What makes a great scientist? A recent blog post from Neil Atken, educator, scientist and innovative thinker raises some interesting points for the teaching of science.  By asking the question "what makes a great scientist?" Neil ponders the critical skills and qualities successful teaching is dependent upon. Neil recognises that screenwriters are particularly skilful in

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Humans share at least 98.5% of their DNA with chimpanzees!

Cells are the smallest unit of life that are classified as living things.  Humans are made up of trillions of cells, which are essentially animal cells. Have a read of the following article (courtesy of our resident IntoScientist and passionate educator, Dave Canavan) which outlines the “molecular clock” and how human beings have evolved over time.

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Deforestation Impacts on the Earth’s Water Cycle.

Forests transport large quantities of water into the atmosphere via plant transpiration. This replenishes the clouds and instigates rain that maintains the forests. When deforestation occurs, precious rain is lost from the area, flowing away as river water and causing permanent drying. This is a truly global issue. Have a read of the below sourced

We’re drinking the same water that Cleopatra drank!

Did YOU know that there is now the same amount of water on the Earth as there was when the Earth began? The reason for this is the water cycle, which is how the Earth’s water recycles itself! The water cycle is an extremely important process because it ensures the availability of water for all

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The Importance of Science in Schools

Knowledge The teaching of science offers students the ability to access a wealth of knowledge and information which will contribute to an overall understanding of how and why things work like they do. Science is able to explain the mechanics and reasons behind the daily functioning of complex systems, which range from the human body

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