PROJECTS

OVERVIEW

Explore our 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

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

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

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