Dr.Overy’s Science KBase now open…..


Dr.Overy’s Science Knowledgebase is now open at …..




Global Issues

Here is a useful resource, developed by Anup Shah.  The website looks into global issues that affect everyone and it aims to show how most issues are inter-related…….

Alternative Energy

How do we define alternative energy ?




It is usually associated with a source of energy which is renewable.  We can regard a renewable energy source as having an unlimited supply of energy , since it is constantly being replenished as we convert the energy into other forms .


Origin of spectacular sunsets……

What is the origin of spectacular sunsets?  Have you ever wondered why sunsets can be such a powerful combination of red, orange and yellow colours?

There is some science related to this phenomenon.  The starting point is to remember that white light from the Sun consists of a range of wavelengths.



Each wavelength corresponds to a colour, and it is the impact of the wavelength on the retina of the eye which gives the sensation of  colour .


Evolution of the eye…..

How could the complex human eye have evolved through natural selection acting o­n small variations?

 The complex structure and mechanism of the eye is often the focus of attack by those wishing to invoke the ‘intelligent design’ argument.  The critics argue that something so complex as the eye could not have possibly be the result of random mutations and natural selection. They argue that none of the individual components of the eye enables vision to be possible.  



Looking for (free) MindMap Software for Education?

Mind mapping software is used to create diagrams of relationships between ideas or other pieces of information. A concept map is a special form of a web diagram for exploring knowledge and gathering and sharing information


A Global Dimension: Expanding your Horizons


 “I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.”



There is life beyond the UK and the National Curriculum!

It is sad fact that many courses and schemes of work, in their present format, are so narrow in the approach to enriching and enhancing learning that we see, almost on a daily basis, a jumping-through-hoops approach to education: with an educational straightjacket imposed on all students.


Kicks on Route 66

From Chicago to Los Angeles, US Highway 66 covers a distance of 2295 miles.

This short introduction is mainly concentrated o­n the section within Arizona.

In the 1930’s, during the Depression, over 500,000  emigrated  from the Dust Bowl to fertile lands of California.  sitgreavespass001
           Sitgreaves Pass…. o­n the way to Oatman, ArizonaThe Sitgreaves Pass provided a treacherous part of the journey. Drivers of  the Model A or Model T  Fords moving over the Black Mountains often enlisted the assistance of local residents to guide and assist them through this difficult, winding part of Route 66. (more…)

Carbon Footprints Projects

Zero Carbon Footprint  School

Whitfield First School was the first to achieve a fully carbon neutral position in Northumberland. Under a £450,000 project, our rural village school has undergone a remarkable transformation.


Other Projects Online

Carbon Detectives

Calculate your school’s carbon footprint and find out what you can do to reduce your carbon emissions. The Carbon Detectives’ Kit is designed to be used by teams of pupils led by an adult facilitator. ‘Detectives’ will be asked to carry out a series of assignments focusing on different aspects of school life.

Carbon Control

Inc ludes an online curriculum-based carbon footprint calculator. For students 7-14

Carbon Game

Schools across Europe participate in a real-time carbon trading game. This is designed to show that we can tackle climate change and maintain our quality of life.

Archived pages…


The following links are to the ‘old’ planetscience pages


Students        http://www.planetscience.org/students.html

Downloads     http://www.planetscience.org/downloads.html  

Teachers       http://www.planetscience.org/teachers.html