PROJECTS

OVERVIEW

Enrich students’ online 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.

 

 


Original
Research

Explore unchartered territory. 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.

Skill level
Advanced
Age
suitability
16+
SubjectSCIENCE/ TECHNOLOGY/ ENGINEERING/ MATHS
SubjectSCIENCE/ TECHNOLOGY/ ENGINEERING/ MATHS

Big Data:
Covid-19

Unlock big data. Students delve deep into the art of data science using real global Covid-19 data.

Skill level
Moderate /
Advanced
Age
suitability
16+
SubjectBIOLOGY/ CHEMISTRY/ ENGINEERING/ MATHS/PHYSICS
SubjectBIOLOGY/ CHEMISTRY/ ENGINEERING/ MATHS/PHYSICS

Carbon
Researchers

Collaborate for change. Carbon Researchers work with their school to quantify its carbon footprint and develop a plan to decrease its environmental impact.

Skill level
Beginner
Age
suitability
12+
Subject ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE/ MATHS/ PHYSICS
Subject ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE/ MATHS/ PHYSICS

Cosmic
Mining

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.

Skill level
Moderate
Age
suitability
14+
SubjectASTRONOMY/ PHYSICS
SubjectASTRONOMY/ PHYSICS

DNA
Origami

Reconsider the potential of DNA. Students investigate DNA as a building material and uncover its possibilities.

Skill level
Moderate
Age
suitability
14+
SubjectBIOLOGY/ CHEMISTRY/ ENGINEERING/ MATHS/PHYSICS
SubjectBIOLOGY/ CHEMISTRY/ ENGINEERING/ MATHS/PHYSICS

Earth
Observation

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.

Skill level
Moderate
Age
suitability
14+
SubjectCHEMISTRY/ GEOGRAPHY/ PHYSICS
SubjectCHEMISTRY/ GEOGRAPHY/ PHYSICS

Genome Decoders

Genome annotation. Students contribute to a research effort to improve the health of their peers in distance countries by contributing annotations of the human whipworm.

Skill level
Moderate
Age
suitability
14+
SubjectPHYSICS / ENVIRONMENT
SubjectPHYSICS / ENVIRONMENT

It takes a
community

A series of free lessons about the world of epidemiology for secondary students, developed by IRIS in partnership with the University of Bristol.

Skill level
Moderate /
Advanced
Age
suitability
15+
SubjectBIOLOGY/STATISTICS
SubjectBIOLOGY/STATISTICS

Ionic
Liquids

Synthesise and investigate ionic liquids. This project introduces students to the creativity of scientific research within an emerging scientific field.

Skill level
Moderate /
Advanced
Age
suitability
16+
SubjectCHEMISTRY
SubjectCHEMISTRY

Treezilla

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.

Skill level
Beginner /
Moderate
Age
suitability
12+
SubjectBIOLOGY/ ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE/ MATHS
SubjectBIOLOGY/ ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE/ MATHS

HiSPARC

Uncover the mystery of cosmic rays. Students learn how to collect and decipher cosmic data in this introduction to astrophysics.

Skill level
Advanced
Age
suitability
16+
SubjectASTROPHYSICS
SubjectASTROPHYSICS