Car Crash Physics

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Abstract Working with Police Scotland, Physics students from Lockerbie Academy took part in a simulated crash investigation, based on a real crash that occurred in the local area. We used our knowledge of kinematics and problem solving skills to determine the cause of the collision. To do this we took measurements of displacement and deceleration […]

Conference 2015

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Young Scientists Journal – the world’s peer review science journal written and edited exclusively by 12-20 year olds – held its second annual conference on 14 October 2015 at The King’s School, Canterbury. Around 250 students from more than 20 schools attended, with some even flying in from Ireland and Scotland.

Issue 17 Editorial

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Editorial In our last issue, Issue 16, we announced our partnership with the Royal Society. Now only a few months later, we are very pleased to present our first ever special issue which includes research done by schools sponsored by Royal Society Partnership Grants as well as an interview with Former President of the Royal […]

Issue 17 Foreward

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Foreward In this 350th anniversary year of scientific publishing, which began with the first issue of Philosophical Transactions in 1665, we can reflect on the huge impact the invention of the scientific journal has had on the way science is done. Before the advent of the journal, scientific ideas were closely guarded by their originators, […]

Interview with Lord Rees

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  On the 10th of March YSJ Editorial Team Leader, Claire Nicholson, interviewed current Astronomer Royal, Martin Rees. Martin Rees is not only a Professor of Astronomy at Cambridge but also a member of the House of Lords. He is also a former President of the Royal Society. Martin told YSJ that being President of the Royal […]