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How to work with Pythagoras

Most of you will have heard about Pythagoras in your Maths lessons. However, did you know that it is thought he had a condition known as synesthesia. This is a

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How to work with Homeostasis: Part 3

Homeostasis is the regulation of a constant internal environment. Some of the internal conditions we regulate include blood glucose, body temperature and water content.  Before learning all about how we

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How to work with Enzymes: Part 2

While you are learning about how enzymes work in human digestive systems, have a look at the digestive system of other animals! Everyone knows that the sloth is really slow,

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How to work with Dynamic Equilibrium

As you will have learned in science lessons, many chemical reactions are reversible. In these reactions, there is both a forward reaction and a reverse reaction. In closed systems, eventually

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How to work with Simultaneous Equations

Before you start revising how to complete simultaneous equations – check out these fun Maths facts: Plus and minus signs were actually used as early as 1489 A.D. Zero is

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How to work with Required Practicals: Part 9 (AQA Physics 2022 Paper 1 & 2)

One of the Required Practicals you need to revise if you are studying AQA GCSE Physics this year, is all about light. But how much do you actually know about

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How to work with Required Practicals: Part 8 (AQA Combined Paper 2 Physics 2022)

From the Required Practicals in  Physics Paper 2 of  AQA Combined Science, you need to revise the one about infrared radiation. But how much do you actually know about infrared?

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How to work with Required Practicals: Part 7 (AQA Chemistry)

Take a break from  studying the Required Practicals you need to know for your chemistry exams, and check out these facts about acids and alkalis! Acids and bases or alkalis

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Flower and bee

How to work with Required Practicals: Part 6

One of the Required Practicals you need to revise for Chemistry is all about chromatography. Chroma actually means purity or intensity of colour, but how much do you actually know

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How to work with Required Practicals: Part 5 (AQA Biology 2022)

Our reaction time is the time it takes for us to respond to something happening.  Many animals have much faster reaction times than humans. If you have ever tried squatting

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Panda eating

How to work with Required Practicals Part 4: AQA Combined Biology Paper 2

Before you start revising for the required practical on population size, take a look at some of these startling facts about populations. The human population is growing at an astounding

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Oriental hornet

How to work with Required Practicals: Part 3 (AQA Combined Physics Paper 1 2022)

While you are revising for the Required Practicals for Physics, why not take a break – and learn some fun facts about electricity. Lightning, the release of electric charge in

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Weather forecast

How to work with Required Practicals: Part 2 (AQA Chemistry Paper 1 2022)

Before you start revising for the Required Practicals in Chemistry, which includes investigating temperature changes in chemical reactions, check out these temperature facts! Scientists use Kelvin to measure temperatures in

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Sheep

How to work with Required Practicals: Part 1 2022

Before you start revising for the Required Practicals you could be assessed on this year, remember that plants are amazing! Not only do they photosynthesise to provide us with food

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Chimpanzee

How to work with the Quadratic Formula

Next time you are trying to get your head around the quadratic formula, remember that humans are not the only animals to use numbers! Studies demonstrate that the ability to

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Cartoon bee

How to work with Factors and Multiples

As today is the NSPCC’s Number Day 2022, before learning about factors and multiples, why not learn some amazing facts about numbers! In Old Norse, hundrath actually means 120, not 100

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The globe

How to work with Algebra: Part 5

Learning about algebra in your maths lessons may not be your favourite thing to do, but there are many world records involving Maths! The longest human representation of a mathematical

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Dictionary

How to work with Algebra: Part 4

Using letters when learning about algebra may seem very strange. But at least there are no new numbers to learn every year, whereas new words evolve all the time. Sometimes

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How to work Algebra: Part 3

Take your mind off learning how to work with algebra – with some amazing Maths facts! Every odd number has the letter ‘E’ in it! The number 73939133 is a

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How to work with Algebra: Part 2

We all know that algebra uses letters. But it is not the only type of Maths where letters or symbols are used. Think back to primary school, where you will

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Santa and treats

How to work with Enzymes: Part 1

There are about 700 enzymes active in the human body, some of which we need to digest our food. Spare a thought for Santa this year, with all those treats

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Mistletoe

How to work with Photosynthesis: Part 1

Plants are vital for life – without photosynthesis taking place, we would all be very hungry! However, some plants don’t just survive off food they make themselves. Mistletoe is a

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Alphabet

How to work with Algebra: Part 1 – Terms and Expressions

Algebra uses letters – which is why you may find it confusing when doing maths! But how much do you actually know about letters? The word alphabet actually comes from

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How to work with Speed and Velocity

What do you know about speed and velocity? Light travels at around 300,000 km per second, or 186,411 miles per second. A light year is the distance light travels in

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Old shepherd

How to work with Magnetism and Electromagnetism

How much do you know about magnetism and electromagnetism? Magnets are all around us, and used in many appliances. They are a basis component of disk drives in your laptops

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Astronauts

How to work with Newton’s Laws

You will have heard of Newton’s Laws in your Physics lessons. But what do you know about his theory of gravity? The Greeks used to believe that the solar system

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Grizzly bears

How to work with Protein Synthesis

Protein synthesis is very important. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, and are important in essential processes such as the synthesis of hormones and neurotransmitters. Around 500 amino

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Frigate bird

How to work with Reproduction and Cell Division

There are some weird and wonderful ways in which animals will attempt to attract a mate for reproduction! Take the male frigate bird, which has what is known as a

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Chrysalis and butterfly

How to work with Cells: Part 2

Eukaryotic cells can look very different from each other, depending on what their function is.  Cells will become specialised, have a wide range of different jobs, and behave in many

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Single celled organisms

How to work with Cell Biology: Part 1

Cells are the building blocks of living organisms, and most of them are so small you cannot see them without a microscope. However, there are exceptions. Acetabularia is a single-celled

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Sugarcane field

How to work with Homeostasis: Part 2

An important part of homeostasis is to control our blood sugar levels. But how much do you actually know about sugar? It is probably one of the oldest ingredients in

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Roaring dinosaur

How to work with Homeostasis: Part 1

Homeostasis is the regulation of conditions in the body, such as temperature. Different animals function best at different body temperatures. Warm-blooded animals, such as mammals and birds tend to have

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Microbes

How to work with Microscopes

Microscopes have been around for hundreds of years, and enable us to see microorganisms such as bacteria. They are so small that you could fit hundreds of them on a

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Snail in a garden

How to work with Genetics: Part 2

The study of genetics is fascinating, and there are some very rare and unusual genetic diseases and disorders. Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva is one of these. It is a skeletal disease

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Lots of onions

How to work with Genetics: Part 1

DNA contains the genetic instructions for the development and functioning of a living organism. Here are some amazing facts about DNA and genetics. A single strand of DNA is a

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Mad Hatter

How to work with Transition Metals

There are many transition metals, with many different uses, one of which is mercury. Mercury is a shiny, silvery liquid metal, also known as quicksilver. It is actually the only

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Adding fractions

How to work with Fractions

The word “fraction” actually comes from the Latin word “fractio” which means ‘to break’. The line that separates the numerator and denominator is called the vinculum. This is also the

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Circulatory system: Artery with red blood cells

How to work with the Circulatory System: Part 2

The circulatory system isn’t just about the heart. The heart would not be able to do its job without a massive network of blood vessels. These ensure that the blood

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Two dolphins smiling

How to work with the Nervous System: Part 2

Animal brains come in all shapes and sizes. The size of the brain is loosely linked to function. However, this does not mean that a large brain necessarily means more

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Lots of doughnuts

How to work with Shapes: Part 2

Have you ever wondered what shape a doughnut really is? It is actually called a torus! There are many other shapes you may recognise, but you didn’t realise have specific

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