Enrich students’ learning with IRIS projects, designed to support students and teachers, wherever they are on their research journey.
Whether a novice, a young student mastering the fundamentals or a bright mind requiring a challenge, we have projects to suit different ages, key stages and interests.
Collaborate for change. Carbon Researchers work with their school to quantify its carbon footprint and develop a plan to decrease its environmental impact.
An investigation of trees. Students contribute to the ultimate survey map of the UK’s tree canopy and learn more about the impact climate change has on our ecosystem.
Explore the stars. Students develop skills in the advanced field of spectral analysis and learn about the evolution of stars. Their work could help scientists find targets for the James Webb Telescope.
Delve deeper into the Earth’s biosphere. Students use satellite data to measure and research natural hazards from flooding and forest fires to the rate of glacial retreat.
Reconsider the potential of DNA. Students investigate DNA as a building material and uncover its possibilities.
Discover particle physics and discover the ultimate building blocks of nature. Students learn the analytical and coding methods used by particle physicists and develop critical skills in statistical analysis.
Unlock big data. Students delve deep into the art of data science using real global Covid-19 data.
Synthesise and investigate ionic liquids. This project introduces students to the creativity of scientific research within an emerging scientific field.
Realise the potential of chemistry. Let young people explore innovative chemistry and learn how it can contribute to better world
Chart your own course of discovery. Authentic research allows young researchers to ask an original question and investigate the answer. IRIS provides students with unrivalled access to its network of academics and institutions.
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A series of free lessons about the world of epidemiology for secondary students, developed by IRIS in partnership with the University of Bristol.