The History of Microscopes

The History of Microscopes

Have you ever looked through a microscope and used it to see tiny objects up close? So have millions of other people all over the world. For hundreds of years, people have been using microscopes to research the world around us. They’re one of history’s most important...
What is the Periodic Table?

What is the Periodic Table?

Absolutely everything in the world (including your body) is made up of different combinations of chemicals. The periodic table shows all of the 118 chemical elements that are the building blocks of life as we know it. The periodic table is actually one of the most...
Sustainable Energy

Sustainable Energy

The Earth is in the middle of a crisis right now. Greenhouse gases and global warming are all over the news, and it’s the way we make electricity that’s causing all the problems. Scientists are meeting the challenge head-on, with researchers all over the world...
The Science of Handwashing

The Science of Handwashing

Over the last few years, we have learnt more and more about how you should be washing your hands. Making sure you have good hand hygiene is extremely important and a large part of preventing the spread of diseases. But how do we know to wash our hands and how does it...
What is Electricity?

What is Electricity?

If you have ever rubbed a balloon against your hair and seen it stand on end or if you have rubbed your feet on the carpet and then given your friend a shock, you have conducted electricity. Electricity is a huge part of life allowing everything from lights to...
What Are Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions?

What Are Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions?

Chemical reactions happen around us every day and most of the time they slip us by. But sometimes there is a reaction that has a significant impact and these are strong endothermic and exothermic reactions. These are reactions that create either heat or make things...