Blog

Feb15

Meet the Makers

Maker Club is a group of like-minded people with a mission to make learning fun – so the Science Rocks Team just had to take a trip down to their headquarters in Brighton to meet up with them. From their workspace in The Fusebox, they are looking...
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Sep29

First Anniversary Lecture

On the 24th September, Science Rocks held their First Anniversary Lecture at Sutton High School.  It was a brilliant event.  The lectures were preceeded by a science exhibition, with exhibits from Science Rocks, Sutton High School STEM, Sutton Grammar...
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Sep20

Refraction

Refraction – the change in direction of a wave as it passes across a boundary between one medium and another…. that’s why a pencil in a glass of water might look bent, or why a fish in a tank or in a river may not seem to be in the same...
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Aug10

Levers

A lever is a beam or rigid rod used to magnify force, and although you may not realise it, we use levers every day in order to make our lives easier. From a pair of scissors to a bottle opener, levers magnify the force that we can apply to moving a load....
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Jul01

4 Awards for Science Rocks at The Big Bang SouthEast!

Breaking News! Science Rocks competed in The Big Bang Southeast Regional Qualifier today, representing their school, Sutton High School, at the event.  They were competing with the ScienceRocks website in the Junior division of the competition. The day...
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Jun16

Balanced Diet

What makes a balanced diet? Is a balanced diet the same regardless of age, sex, lifestyle? Science Rocks investigates the attributes of a balanced diet and looks at the difference between the diet a swimmer might have vs the diet of a weight-lifter. Once...
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Jun08

Digestion

Digestion – otherwise known as an elementary look at the alimentary canal. Science Rocks takes a simple look at the digestive system. We examine the processes and the enzymes involved in breaking down the food you eat into the nutrients your body...
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May14

Ionic and Covalent Bonding

When atoms bond together, they do so either with an ionic bond or a covalent bond, depending on whether there is a metal to non-metal pairing or a non-metal to non-metal pairing.  In this video, Science Rocks explains the difference between ionic and...
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May12

CSI Surrey: Chemical Analysis

Chemical analysis is the process of identifying and quantifying the components of certain materials – it can help you find out what the material is, and whether it is contaminated with any other substances or compounds.  At GCSE level, you learn...
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Apr03

Under Pressure

In the first of a series of videos about Pressure, Science Rocks takes a look at how an understanding of pressure can help prevent injury.
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