Students at Blackawton Primary School investigated the vision of the buff-tailed bumble-bee Bombus terrestris. Photograph: Alamy

Weekly I roam the websites of English news papers in a Word Hunt: expanding my vocabulary by searching for words that I am not familiar with.

Of course education and art are my main interests. But I also have a penchant for silly articles about lifestyle, crime, human relations, cooking etc. I learnt from reading such articles what it meant “to be on the pull,” discovered the “hemline,” every so often words pop up that are not even to be found in my Cambridge Advanced Dictionary nor, amazingly, in the Urban Dictionary, like “gazzy.”

I am not versed in science though I am fascinated by evolution and the workings of the brain. This week I came across an article which covers science and education in a most interesting way. If you are a science teacher you may be interested.

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