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Wow Science: The Best of Primary Science on a Brand New Website.

In a recent collaboration with the Primary Science Teaching Trust, we are proud to announce the launch of  www.wowscience.co.uk, a child friendly gateway to high quality primary science resources on the internet and beyond.  Whether you want videos, games, experiments or apps, our focus is clear: accurate science presented in a fun and engaging way.

New and Improved: What's coming up next for Learning Science

Here at Learning Science we’ve been innovating for over ten years, and we’re not planning on stopping now. There are some very exciting developments underway at LearnSciHQ, and we’d like to share a few with you here: a growing bioscience library, Smart Worksheets now enriched with interactive graphs, plus the first steps of a new chemistry series.

New from Learning Science: microscopy interactives and more

New from Learning Science: microscopy interactives and more

Learning Science are pleased to announce four new light microscopy interactive resources as expansions to the bioscience pre-lab library. Taken together, they offer students a comprehensive introduction to functional use of a compound light microscope. Used individually, each one functions as a stand-alone resource which targets specific skills. Find out here what your students can achieve with each one.

Science & Education News Digest: July 2017

Welcome to Learning Science’s News Digest for July 2017.

This month we learned about potential new changes to TEF and the pay-packets of vice-chancellors, and the finalists of the Global Higher Education Excellence Awards.

We cover a study on the thinking processes of chemistry students, and a report on how students feel before uni vs during or after. There is news, although it’s not entirely new, that the proportion first-class degrees is greatly increasing at some institutions.

In science, it appears that frogs benefited greatly from the event that killed off the non-avian dinosaurs, and we discover a “charming” new particle.

Science & Education News Digest: June 2017

Welcome to Learning Science’s News Digest for June 2017.

There’s been some moving and shaking since our last News Digest. There’s a new parliament, after a bit of a delay and much ongoing debate. The TEF Year 2 results have also been announced, also after a bit of a delay and much ongoing debate!

Jisc reports findings of a 22,000-strong survey of students and their use of digital learning at their institutions.

We also look at the connection between birds’ egg and wing shape, and how drones could be replanting a forest in the next few years.

Science & Education News Digest: May 2017

Welcome to Learning Science’s News Digest for May 2017.

This month we’re talking tuition fees, top tips for digital learning, and student resilience among other things.

Science & Education News Digest - April 2017

Welcome to Learning Science’s News Digest for April 2017.

There’s more change on the horizon in British politics as April saw Theresa May call a snap election for June. This could have implications for the Higher Education Bill – forcing it through or killing it off completely.

We consider how bots, drones and trackers could become an integral part of campus life, and how laptops in lectures, especially of the 9 am variety, could be hindering student learning.

New research announced this month include studying the smartness of squid, how viruses could purify water, and destroying the new polymer £5 note - in the name of science!

Science & Education News Digest: March 2017

Welcome to Learning Science’s News Digest for March 2017.

Among many other things, March has brought the UK Spring budget (the last one - although they’ve said that before!), International Women’s Day, arguments about TEF and “learning styles”, and research about dinosaurs and how one mistake can quickly lead to another.