Tatiana - Year 11 Student Editor's note: Year 11 student Tatiana entered this essay into the annual Immerse Education Essay Competition. Tatiana chose the title from a list of over 20 different options provided as part of the competition brief. CPD ‘Winning slowly is the same thing as losing’. American author, Alex Steffen, embodies the urgency needed … Continue reading How would you persuade your audience about the reality of the climate crisis?
Guilt-free flying – fantasy or reality?
Aryan - Year 11 Student In the last few decades, the evolution of aircraft has been phenomenal. It wasn’t too long ago that humanity witnessed the birth of flight thanks to the Wright Brothers. Now we find ourselves in a position to fly to Mars. We have conquered our desire to fly, persevered in becoming … Continue reading Guilt-free flying – fantasy or reality?
George Washington Carver: agricultural scientist and inventor
Iptisam - Year 12 Student Editor’s note: This short essay was recently entered into the GSAL Black History Essay Writing Competition, organized by The GSAL Journal and UPSoc to coincide with Black History Month. Open to all students in Year 10-13, the purpose of the competition was to encourage students to undertake independent research, think … Continue reading George Washington Carver: agricultural scientist and inventor
Is nuclear fusion the solution to the energy crisis?
Ari - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Passionate Year 12 student Ari is aspiring to become a chemical engineer. She recently made the most of the opportunity to attend a free Friends of Imperial webinar, entitled "Fusion Future: The Sun's Power on Earth". Ari writes here about the event and shares her thoughts on the … Continue reading Is nuclear fusion the solution to the energy crisis?
Gel developed to help prevent wildfires
Riya - Year 10 Student Editor’s Note: Year 10 student Riya writes here for the GSAL Science Magazine, looking at a remarkable breakthrough in wildfire fighting technology. As global warming increases the number, scale and intensity of wildfires, researchers at Stanford University have developed a gel which could be used to help prevent wildfires in the future. CPD … Continue reading Gel developed to help prevent wildfires
The pharmaceutical industry’s contamination of water: the aftermath of antidepressants
Ari - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Year 12 student Ari writes here for the GSAL Science Magazine, looking at the serious long-term impact of antidepressant medication on the natural environment. More effective water treatment technologies are certainly in the pipeline: is this soon to be an environmental success story? CPD [Featured image: Antidepressants. (Wallpaper … Continue reading The pharmaceutical industry’s contamination of water: the aftermath of antidepressants
Leeds Youth Voice Summit on Climate Change
Sophie - Year 9 Student Editor's Note: In February 2020, prior to lockdown, Sophie and three other GSAL students attended the Leeds Youth Voice Summit on Climate Change. Students were given the opportunity to learn more about the effects of and science behind climate change, take part in a Q&A panel with the Leader of Leeds City … Continue reading Leeds Youth Voice Summit on Climate Change
Natural Resource Extraction: Cobalt Mining
Elazia - Year 11 Student Editor's Note: This thought-provoking essay on the topic of natural resources, specifically cobalt, the need to conserve them and the deplorable conditions in which young cobalt miners work is a pertinent matter in modern society. Elazia Y11 writes with detail and care, imploring the reader in her conclusion to think … Continue reading Natural Resource Extraction: Cobalt Mining
When is the deadline for us to act on climate change?
Adella - Year 11 Student Editor’s Note: This insightful essay from Year 11 student Adella deals with pertinent questions surrounding climate change, using geographical and photographic evidence to lay out the changes that the planet has faced, and the need for our modern society to act now in order to prevent a worsening of the … Continue reading When is the deadline for us to act on climate change?
Carbon stocks: a carbon neutral future for the UK?
Ayushman - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Year 12 student Ayushman has submitted this insightful essay to the Peterhouse College, Cambridge, annual Kelvin Science Prize essay competition. Ayushman uses numerical evidence to support his argument that increasing carbon stocks will still leave the UK facing an uphill battle to achieve carbon neutrality. CPD Using numerical evidence, what carbon … Continue reading Carbon stocks: a carbon neutral future for the UK?