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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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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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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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Flames

How to work with Covalent Bonding: Part 1

Covalent bonding is where non-metal elements share electrons. Many compounds contain covalent bonds, including DNA. The  DNA double helix has two types of bonds, covalent and hydrogen. Covalent bonds exist

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Cartoon face of man with tongue sticking out

How to work with Ionic Bonding: Part 1

Salts are ionic compounds, but what do you know about every day table salt?! Salt is one of the oldest food seasonings, with saltiness being one of the five basic

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How to work with Terminal Velocity

If you are travelling at terminal velocity – then you are definitely travelling quickly. There are massive differences in the speed at which different animals can move. The slowest animal

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Angels

How to work with Angles: Part 1

Angles are everywhere – there is even a musical instrument called the triangle! But did you know that the triangle was not always triangle shaped. The earliest triangles seem to

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Copper wire

How to work with Electrolysis

Electrolysis can be used to purify copper and copper has many uses. Apart from gold, copper is the only metal which is not naturally grey or silver.  Shiny, reddish copper 

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open mouthed crocodile

How to work with Speed, Density and Pressure

Speed, density and pressure are  compound measures – and you learn all about them in Maths lessons. But did you know that the fastest land animal on Earth is the

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3D shapes

How to work with Shapes: Part 1

Shapes are all around us, in buildings, on signs, and in nature. In addition, designers even use shapes to try to make us feel a certain way!  We all learn

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Queen ants

How to work with Factors and Multiples

If you need some more help with numbers, try our latest revision guide. This week’s guide is all about factors and multiples. Before work starts though, time for some completely

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Brain

How to work with the Nervous System: Part 1

The nervous system is made up of the brain, the spinal cord and a network of neurons (nerve cells), that run throughout your body. The nervous system is really important

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Tropical cyclone

How to work with Sequences: Part 1

Sequences are everywhere! The Fibonacci sequence is found in many places in nature. It is named after an Italian mathematician, best known as Fibonacci. It is a series of numbers

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Mixture of neon lights

How to work with Noble Gases

Basically, noble gases are colourless, odorless, tasteless, and non-flammable gases at room temperature and pressure. On Earth, the noble gases are fairly rare with the exception of argon. Argon makes

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Cartoon dog sniffing

How to work with Diffusion and Osmosis

You might think you have a great sense of smell, being able to identify what is cooking for dinner from upstairs! This is due to the process of diffusion. However,

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Heart made with carrots

How to work with the Circulatory System: Part 1

Your circulatory system is amazing. If you stretched out all of your blood vessels, they would extend to over 60,000 miles! The heart itself is quite small, weighing only about

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How to work with Photosynthesis: Part 2

Plants are fascinating – and vital for life. Through photosynthesis they absorb carbon dioxide, and produce oxygen. They are essential to produce food, and provide homes for many animals. There

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EB How to work with Photosynthesis: Part 1

Plants are vital for life – without photosynthesis taking place, we would all be very hungry! There would also be a lot more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere! There are

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Digestive system

EB How to work with Enzymes: Part 1

There are about 700 enzymes active in the human body, many of those in the digestive system. These are essential for making sure you are able to digest and absorb

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Venus Fly trap leaves catching a fly

How to work with Adaptations of Leaves

Plants have some amazing ways of surviving – and the adaptations of  their leaves are very important in their survival.  All plants need water, but too much water can be

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Newton's Cradle

How to work with Newton’s Laws

You will have heard about Newton’s Laws in your science lessons – but how much do you know about Isaac Newton himself? Apparently his mother wanted him to be a

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