The Science Department

at Harrow International School Hong Kong



Just how much Gold is really in an Olympic Gold Medal?

Hope you were able to watch some of the fantastic sport on display in the Rio Olympics. Here’s more about what’s actually in those shiny medals…

Olympic Medal Compositions


Extraordinary Personalised Facts and Figures about your body

The Making of Me and You

Just input your date of birth, gender at birth, height and weight, and instantly find out:

• The chemical ingredients that make up you, and what your body is worth
• How many atoms you are made of, and what can be made with them
• How many fat, blood, skin and brain cells you have
• How much genetic data is inside you
• How many other microbes live on your body with you
• The size and weight of your internal organs
• How much wee, poo, sperm or eggs you have produced so far
• How many times you have blinked, breathed, yawned and farted
• And so much more

The Weird World of Everyday Liquids

Amazing videos of slow motion liquids… far more surreal and intricate than you might think!

Youth Forum opportunity

This looks like a great opportunity: 2 weeks at Imperial College London, full of talks by highly esteemed scientists & demonstrators, visits, debates, and more – with the possibility of going to CERN in Geneva!

London International Youth Science Forum

Another 4 Elements finally confirmed

In case you missed this earlier in January! Confirmation of Four New Elements

Scientific Fashions

I’m sure a lot of girls here would love these amazing science dresses!

Beauty of Engineering captured in Photography

Bullet holes & Graphene caves: picturing engineering

Hour of Code 2015! (7-13th Dec)



Then go ahead and do it now! Use blocks of code to take Steve or Alex on an adventure through this Minecraft world at


or create your own Star Wars game in a galaxy far, far away at


Help us reach 100 million students by the end of the year! Get started at
May the Code be with you!
Speak to Mr Fall to find out more.

Tardigrades – the only animal that can survive in space


Scientists have sequenced the genome of tardigrades and found that it has one sixth of its genes stolen from other organisms…!

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