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Backstage Science

Backstage science is a selection of videos with interviews from STFC scientists and a chance to see facilities that can't be publicly accessed. Videos cover areas from fitting a new instrument on ISIS (a set of super microscopes) to creating a vacuum better than on the moon.

Our Top Picks 

1. The world's most important beer cooler

Fascinating insight into the design of a satellite measuring system and how measurements are callibrated with measurements made on Earth to minimise error.

Curriculum link: Climate change
Working scientifically: Reducing error in measurement
Ages: 14-16

2. Feather in a vacuum

Excellent video of the classic falling feather vs heavy object experiment inside a vacuum.

Curriculum link: Forces
Resource type: Video demonstration
Ages: 14-16

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