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.
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.
Collaborate for change. Carbon Researchers work with their school to quantify its carbon footprint and develop a plan to decrease its environmental impact.
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.
Reconsider the potential of DNA. Students investigate DNA as a building material and uncover its possibilities.
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.
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.
Synthesise and investigate ionic liquids. This project introduces students to the creativity of scientific research within an emerging scientific field.
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.
Uncover the mystery of cosmic rays. Students learn how to collect and decipher cosmic data in this introduction to astrophysics.