Eden Project's Science Blogs

Fossils: a beginner’s guide

August 18, 2014
Author: Emily Ould

Without fossils, we would know very little about the prehistoric animals that lived millions of years ago. They are the keys to unlocking a lost world. Sometimes it’s hard to believe that, once, enormous dinosaurs walked the earth just like we do! Early fossil finds When people started to unearth fossils they didn’t realise that [...]

Read Fossils: a beginner’s guide…

Comments:
2 comments
Categories:
Dinosaurs, Education, Science
Tags:
, ,

Nitrogen cycle diagrams for kids

February 19, 2014
Author: Tom

At our Freaky Nature event this half term (15–28 February 2013), you can explore the weird and wonderful world of plants, including some really strange specimens. Like oxygen, nitrogen is essential for living things to survive on Earth. Animals and plants need nitrogen to build amino acids in proteins, which are the building blocks of [...]

Read Nitrogen cycle diagrams for kids…

Comments:
5 comments
Categories:
Education, Freaky Nature, Plants, Science
Tags:
, , ,

Measuring chilli heat with the Scoville scale

September 17, 2013
Author: Tom

To celebrate our Chilli Weekend on 20-21 September 2014 (part of Eden’s Harvest Festival) we’d like to share with you how a moustachioed pharmacist gave his name to the Scoville scale – a way to measure the pungency or spicy heat of chilli peppers. At our Chilli Festival you can sample chillies, listen to fascinating culinary and horticultural [...]

Read Measuring chilli heat with the Scoville scale…

Comments:
No comments
Categories:
Food, Harvest, Plants, Science
Tags:
, , ,

School visit to Eden for award-winning young scientists

September 29, 2012
Author: Guest

We had a fantastic time last week hosting a group of young students from Herefordshire’s Staunton-on-Wye Primary School, as part of their Rolls Royce Science Prize Eden Award, which recognises inspirational science teaching and rewards outstanding teachers. The budding young scientists, engineers and designers received the award for their project to create a play hut [...]

Read School visit to Eden for award-winning young scientists…

Comments:
No comments
Categories:
Education, Science
Tags:
,

Photosynthesis diagram for kids: how plants help us to survive

July 6, 2012
Author: Tom

Our summer kids’ event is inspired by The Lorax – the blockbuster movie with a really cool environmental message.  We’re also offering extra Lorax fun on our Blog to keep your kids happy over the holidays. In the movie, The Lorax is the guardian of a forest of truffula trees. When the Once-ler chops down [...]

Read Photosynthesis diagram for kids: how plants help us to survive…

Comments:
13 comments
Categories:
Plants, Science, The Lorax
Tags:
, , ,

Cornwall flood risk debate, 14 March

March 8, 2012
Author: Hannah

We’re convening an evening debate on ‘Living with the risk of flooding’, to give people from Cornwall the chance to feed into government policy on flood risk. Held in the informal setting of the Eden Project Cafe, in St Austell town centre, the debate will focus on the best ways to deal with the increasing [...]

Read Cornwall flood risk debate, 14 March…

Comments:
No comments
Categories:
Flood, Ideas, Science
Tags:
, , ,

Introducing… private guided tours at the Eden Project

February 14, 2012
Author: Hannah

These new private guided tours can help you make the most of your visit to Eden, whether you want to learn more about gardening, science, food, different cultures, or simply explore Eden behind the scenes. Each lasting 90 minutes, our private guided tours for two make a great gift for a friend or loved one. [...]

Read Introducing… private guided tours at the Eden Project…

Comments:
No comments
Categories:
Science, Tourist attraction
Tags:
, , , , , , ,

New educational workshops for school trips to Eden

January 19, 2012
Author: Hannah

As we start a busy new term here at Eden we’re looking forward to sharing three brand spanking new educational workshops with the kids on our school trips. We’ve designed them to get students trying out new things, from becoming canopy scientists to learning how to survive in the rainforest to running a sustainable enterprise. [...]

Read New educational workshops for school trips to Eden…

Comments:
No comments
Categories:
Education, Science, Sustainability
Tags:
, , ,

Join Stargazing Live at Eden astronomy event

January 9, 2012
Author: Hannah

Explore the night sky at a free evening of astronomy at Eden, as part of the BBC’s Stargazing Live series, on Tuesday 17 January 2012. Visitors can find out about the stars of our galaxy by using a variety of professional telescopes, taking a virtual visit to distant corners of the universe in a portable [...]

Read Join Stargazing Live at Eden astronomy event…

Comments:
7 comments
Category:
Tags:
, ,

Brussels sprouts: love ’em or hate ’em?

December 26, 2011
Author: Hannah

Why can’t some people stand Brussels sprouts, yet others seem to quite enjoy them? That’s the question that young scientists at the Eden Project are to investigate in schools workshops, by testing their DNA for a special gene. The A-level students will be conducting experiments as part of a national programme by the UK Association [...]

Read Brussels sprouts: love ’em or hate ’em?…

Comments:
No comments
Categories:
Education, Science
Tags:
, ,
Older posts
  • Categories

  • Tags

  • Archives