The first of two episodes both on Wind Energy. This week we interviwed Connor and Jade from Strathclyde University who are both doing degrees in wind energy. Here is a video about how an Offshore Wind Farm is made off of the coast of The Nedtherlands: How They Build Offshore Wind Farms - YouTube
In this episode our guest is Abd Alsattar Ardati who spoke to us about his project studying how people are trained and edit Wikipedia. Here is where you can "listen" to Wikipedia as mentioned in this episode: Hatnote Listen to Wikipedia
This week we talked to Mari Cole who talked to us about experimenting on different substances to understand what happens to them under different conditions. Here is a video about levitating trains that were mentioned during this episode: The Technology of Maglev Trains: Explained - YouTube
Expenses and Budget Building
It can be difficult to work out where all your money has gone in a week or a month. Sometimes we don't even realise we're buying unnecessary things and that our spending is getting out of control.
This episode looks at how we should approach our spending in terms of working out what our expenses are and incorporating our expenses, alongside income, into a budget. We have hints and tips on getting your budget back on track if you are spending more than you earn.
Rebecca Cornwell was our guest for this episode who talked to us about bacteria and anti-biotics. Here is the website for the project Rebecca mentions: Antibiotics under our feet.
Here are some images of bacteria: close up pictures of bacteria - Bing images
Another noisey and fun Science Club as our guest Jane Essex helped the club build and design bridges by melting chocolate and welding it together (and eating some for test purposes!).
Here is a video of another choclate welding experiment Chocolate welding - YouTube
Income seems straight forward but it can become complicated if we have lots of different sources or don't know how much we might earn in a pay period.
This episode looks at different places who might pay us, payslips, deductions and why knowing our full income is important.
This week the Science Club talked to Henry Rae about 3D priniting, the different ways plastic is used and 3D printed houses! Here is a video about a 3D printed house: Here's what the first 3D-printed home for sale looks like - YouTube
This has been Debt Awareness Week and I wanted to acknowledge it even though I want to wait to do a full in-depth episode, or several episodes on debt, later down the line.
This short bonus episode give a few tips on dealing with debt and how we should think about what debt is so that we can manage it better.
A slightly different podcast this time as we drew storyboards as we talked to Lana Woolford who is a science animator. We also got a great drawing tuturial from one of our own science club members!
Here is the link to one of Lana's animations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jK1aFmsoV20
We probably all have a bank account but how did you pick it? And was that a good reason to choose that particular bank?
You might be going to uni and looking for a student account or wondering what it means to have a joint bank account. We’ll be breaking down the most common accounts to let you understand the basics of each and what they would be used for.
This episode should give you the skills to choose the right account and bank for you needs.
This week we spoke to Mhairi Stewart about science and art, zombie snails and rats! Plus one of our science club participants shares some jokes!!
Here is a link to the virtual art exhibition "Art Of Energy" that Mhairi mentioned: Art of Energy 2021 - University of St Andrews - Exhibition - Curat10n
And here is a video about zombie snails: Snail Zombies | National Geographic - YouTube
Money is one of the least talked about subjects – in social settings, in school, in general – the topic of money is avoided!
In this episode we have a quick chat about money, why people avoid the subject, why we should be talking about it and some statistics from a recent study about money. We need to encourage open and honest discussions about money, how we use it, what issues we are having with it and how to manage it better.
This week we talked to Francesca who is a psychologist. We disccussed how psychology is used in marketing, how it can have an effect on sport and also some psychology experiments that have been done. Here is a video that shows a version of an experiment on peoples behaviour in lifts, one of the experiments Francesca mentions in the podcast! - https://youtu.be/TrTk6DsEJ2Q
This week we had guest Callum McAndrew who talked to us about dinosour fossils, space, stars and why astronauts wear nappies!
To see the sign lanuague of the planets we were talking about check out this video - BSL Astronomy: Planets of the Solar System - YouTube (names of the planets appear on screen when the sign lanuage is used for them).
Also to see more about Callums science festival use these links for facebook and twitter https://www.facebook.com/standengaged
An update with Active Travel Coordinater Craig Bridges.
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