The clocks have gone back, the nights are longer and oh baby it’s cold outside, but if you wrap up in your winter woollies and venture outside, you will discover nature’s most illuminating and spectacular free show in the sky up above… Imagine the dark night sky in the countryside,Read More →

Chartered electrical engineer Kerrine, a former recipient of the Precious Award for Outstanding Woman in STEM, is endeavouring to tackle gender diversity issues and misconceptions about STEM jobs at grassroots level, through her independent publishing house, Butterfly Books, which communicates a positive message about the professions to young children. Kerrine isRead More →

Think back to when you were at school and your least favourite subject, the one you struggled to pass or perhaps even failed. Most of us assume that the lessons that don’t come easy never will, but what if there was a way of training your brain to learn theRead More →

Have you ever wondered what all the bugs you see in your garden are doing? Head of horticulture at the Soil Association in the UK and dad-of-two Ben Raskin explains how these tiny heroes actually help put food on our plates… A garden is a magical place: beautiful, full ofRead More →

READING ONLINE IS AS MUCH A PART OF GENERATION Z’S CHILDHOOD AS STEPPING INTO A LIBRARY WAS FOR GENERATION X. BUT DOES THE IMPACT OF THE POWER OF WORDS OR THE UNLEASHING OF THE IMAGINATION THROUGH A STORY CHANGE IF READ ON A PAPER PAGE VERSUS A SCREEN? ARTIST, EBOOKRead More →

According to new research* almost half of our children want a career in tech. Ellie Trotter, Senior Product Manager at Amazon Development Centre Scotland reveals how to inspire your children to pursue their dreams in a digital age… Build a robot A great starting point for demystifying tech for yourRead More →

Dinosaurs in 30 seconds In his new book for curious dinosaur detectives, Sean Callery explains 30 amazing topics in just half a minute with fast-track facts presented in energetic bite-sized morsels, keeping young archaeological adventurers on their feet! The ‘Age of the Dinosaurs’ lasted 160 million years ñ about 800Read More →

A comprehensive and ambitious strategy for the future of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and training in Scotland has been published for consultation outlining the Scottish Government’s future plans for the subjects and, for the first time, co-ordinates all of the work already underway to promote STEM skillsRead More →