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5 Elements of Winning a Science Project

February 9th, 2018 by Sarah Adams

The elements of winning at a science project fair are really universal. While there is no standardised point system, judges base their scores on objectives, skills, data, interpretation and final presentation. Scores start out neutral and points are added and subtracted on these 5 elements to determine the final score.

Stating the Objective

Using the scientific method, the objective of a scien... Read More »

The 2016 top 5 subjects students get most tutored for

November 17th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

Every parent wants their child to succeed academically and a private tutor is often the best way to secure this success. Children and teens are tutored throughout the year in an array of different subjects and for many different reasons. It may be that they need some extra help understanding homework or school-work, that they have important exams coming up or they just want to stay ahead. But what subjects are peopl... Read More »

5 Fun Science Experiments for kids to try at home

May 26th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

Exploring science with children is a fantastic way to encourage a love of learning about science and how science is incorporated into our everyday lives. Introduce your children to some fun home-science experiments and turn learning about science into a fun and interactive experience.

Here at First Tutors we firmly believe in the importance of learning scien... Read More »

Why we need stronger Sciences

July 16th, 2013 by Dexter Findley

To put it bluntly, Britain needs a strong high tech sector, and needs it fast.

We're a nation with a dangerously nebulous economic foundation. Gone are the days of Big Industry in this country, of coal mines and steel foundries. Our GDP is now built on the sand of the City - so fickle and shifting - and the Consumer Culture we're all part of.

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Free stargazing guide in this weekend's Telegraph

February 7th, 2013 by Dexter Findley

Something for all our budding Physicists and Mathematicians (and anyone else interested in astronomy!):

This weekend's edition of the Telegraph will please astronomy enthusiasts everywhere: they're giving away a free stargazing guide, created in association with the team behind the renowned Sky and Night programme.

It comes in two parts, one for each day of the weekend. It'll be packed with info for stargazers young and old; for those with high-end telescopes ... Read More »

A-Level Biology

March 17th, 2011 by Sara

Demand for one-to-one private tuition for A-Level Biology stands at second place (after Maths) on our search statistics this week.

Biology is a natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms together with their characteristics and beh... Read More »

Educational day out: Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey

July 22nd, 2010 by Emily

Gunpowder isn't just for Guy Fawkes, you know. At the Royal Gunpowder Mills, in Waltham Abbey, Essex, you can found out all about the history of this explosive stuff!

The site used to be one of three Royal Gunpowder Mills in the UK but it is the only site to have survived intact for all of these years. Set in nearly 200 acres of parkland, Royal Gunpowder Mills comprises 21 buildings of major historical importan... Read More »

Educational day out: The Science Museum, London

July 14th, 2010 by Emily

No childhood is complete without a visit to the world-famous Science Museum in London. You may remember visiting as a child yourself and pressing the buttons on the interactive exhibits. These days, the museum is even more interactive to suit today's multimedia children.

The Science Museum was founded in 1857 with objects shown at the Great Exhibition held in the Crystal Palace. Today the Museum is admired a... Read More »

Get interactive at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

June 30th, 2010 by Emily

If your children are getting restless, then you'll need something to stimulate and interest them. An attraction calling itself "the Mother Earth of all adventures" might just do the trick!

Dynamic Earth is an interactive exhibition that lets visitors explore the planet's history, present and future. Suitable for children of all ages, it starts, logically enough, with the Big Bang, giving visitors the chance to see the creation of the Earth.

Through a host of 3D films, interact... Read More »

Educational Days Out: The Observatory Science Centre, East Sussex

June 23rd, 2010 by Emily

Many of us visit the Sussex coast during the summer holidays for its beaches. Why not combine your stay in Sussex with some educational fun as well?

The Observatory Science Centre in Hailsham, East Sussex has lots of interactive activities and equipment on hand for young astronomers and science fans. It hosts six historical telescopes which used to be owned by the famous Royal Greenwich Obse... Read More »

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