The Cream Tea debate

I don’t normally get my blog involved in controversial subjects such as politics or religion, but sometimes I feel the need to break this rule in the name of science.  So here it is:  in the great cream tea debate, which county applies the clotted cream and jam in the most...

Apples – a lesson in variation and artificial selection

One of our science themes this month has been ‘plants’, and this week we supported this theme with a couple of Mystery Science lessons about why some plants grow fruit, and why some apples are red and others green.  The apples lesson was a really great way of introducing...

Kew Gardens Festival of Orchids

This weekend we made the most of the dry weather on Saturday and took a trip to the world famous Kew Gardens in London.  We’re fairly regular visitors to their lovely Wakehurst Place site, but there’s something really special about visiting the main garden in London. We took the...