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How Science Works

Climate change, the worst sounds in the world, self-lubricating skis and more: contemporary scientists and educational experts come together in an exciting approach to the most challenging aspects of GCSE science.

There are 12 videos in this series.

15 mins Music's Energy Footprint
A look at how the UK music industry is working with energy and climate researcher Catherine Bottrill to reduce its carbon footprint.
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15 mins Journey to Etna
Clive Oppenheimer, a volcanologist working on the latest techniques to monitor and predict volcanic eruptions, demonstrates his work at Mount Etna, an active volcano in Sicily.
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15 mins Asthma on the Run
A look into the research of biochemist Ceri Harrop, who specialises in respiratory medicine and developing new treatments for people with breathing difficulties.
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15 mins Using Asthma on the Run
Science teacher Stuart Murphy takes his Year 8 class through the first lesson in a new scheme of learning in the How Science Works series.
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8 mins An Introduction
An overview of the Key Stage 4 How Science Works programme of study, broken up into the following four areas.
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15 mins How Science Works - Bad Vibes
Acoustic engineer Professor Trevor Cox has developed a far-reaching internet experiment to discover the worst sound in the world.
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15 mins Chasing the Wind
Dr Maggie Aderin leads a team launching an instrument into space to read wind patterns, in order to help assess the impact of climate change.
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15 mins Engineering Gold
Find out how Professor Peter Styring came up with a design for self-lubricating skis, and discover what stringent tests he performed before realizing the finished product.
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15 mins In The Classroom
King Edward VII School in Sheffield try out some of the activities connected to the How Science Works programmes.
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10 mins Using Bad Vibes in the Classroom
A look at how the Bad Vibes programme, featuring Professor Trevor Cox, addresses several key areas of the How Science Works curriculum.
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17 mins Using Chasing the Wind in the Classroom
Dr Maggie Aderin talks about her work to measure the world's wind patterns in an effort to better understand climate change.
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16 mins Using Engineering Gold in the Classroom
A look at the research carried out by chemical engineering and skiing coach Professor Peter Styring, which led to the development of self-lubricating skis.
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