The science magazine for students aged 14-19 years. Catalyst has been published for over 20 years with more than 200 articles as PDFs available on the eLibrary from volume 13 to the most recent issue. Catalyst is published 4 times each academic year: October, December, February and April.
Your students can develop their scientific interests and research skills, and find out where science can take them in the future. They can browse and search hundreds of articles from past issues of Catalyst at www.catalyststudent.org.uk
Access Catalyst articles online
View articles from the latest issue of Catalyst on the eLibrary, with articles covering current developments in biology, chemistry and physics, including science-related careers, and much more.
Browse the archive of over 200 articles on the eLibrary, all within the Catalyst collection of issues from volume 13 to the most recent issue.
How can I get print copies of Catalyst?
Teachers, schools and students can take out academic year subscriptions to Catalyst from as little as £7.00 (4 issues per year), or purchase individual copies of current and back issues (from September 2007).
Individuals who are professionally involved in 14-19 science teaching in the UK that are registered on the National STEM Centre can get the next issue of Catalyst free for a limited time prior to its launch – so register now to get an email at the time of the offer.
A variety of science articles in every issue
With a variety of articles in each issue, Catalyst magazine has something for everyone. Each issue contains four major articles typically covering physics, chemistry and biology. These major articles are usually linked to current developments and are often written by the scientists or engineers involved. The fourth article is cross-disciplinary and shows how science research often calls upon experts across all disciplines.
Shorter articles look at the broader issues in science, science-related careers and ideas for experiments that teachers can use in the classroom and students can try at home.
There is also an inspiring centre-spread image in each issue with an accompanying explanatory article. These images are often pulled out by teachers or students and used as posters.
Teachers using Catalyst in the classroom
Packed full of science-related articles, Catalyst magazine is a valuable resource for any secondary school science classroom. Some of the many different uses teachers have found for Catalyst as a resource in the classroom have been outlined in a downloadable article by the Catalyst editorial team.
Using Catalyst magazine: scientists and how they work
A new SEP publication focussing solely on the use of Catalyst magazine in your classroom with ideas of using exemplar articles from the Catalyst archive to teach aspects of How Science Works (HSW). The student activities show how students can interact with articles to learn about how scientists work. SEP Associates can download this booklet along with editable student activity sheets. Go to the SEP website to find out more.
Volumes 1-17 of Catalyst: Secondary Science Review were published by Phillip Allan Updates. Volumes 18 onwards have been published by SEP who continue to be the current publishers of Catalyst: Secondary Science Review. SEP have been able to make volumes 13-17 available online, in addition to all volumes published by SEP.
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