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- Welcome to the fourth issue of Science in School
Once again, we are happy to offer you a wide range of articles written by teachers, scientists and others from nine different countries.
In our feature article, Nadia Rosenthal, one of two stem-cell researchers to deliver the 2006 Howard Hughes Holiday Lectures on Science for high-school students, discusses the ethics of using stem cells and live animals in research....
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- Forthcoming events
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- Launch event of Cinema and Science (CISCI)
Rafael Reyeros introduces an Internet database to help teachers use film clips.
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Feature article: Nadia Rosenthal
- Ethics in research
Is it acceptable to use human embryonic stem cells in research? What about live animals? Professor Nadia Rosenthal talks about the ethics of her research.
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- Silky, stretchy and stronger than steel!
Giovanna Cicognani and Montserrat Capellas investigate whether spider silk could be the answer to medical and military challenges.
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- How do muscles produce work? Using optical tweezers to study molecular machines
Alexandre Lewalle pushes back the frontiers of our knowledge of motors - at the molecular level.
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- Two hydrolytic enzymes and an epistemological-historical approach
Why are enzymes so special? How do they differ from inorganic catalysts? Isabella Marini introduces a classroom protocol to enable students to answer these questions for themselves.
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- Democs: a conversation card activity for teaching science and citizenship
Karen Smith describes how to create a safe space for students to discuss sensitive topics like stem-cell research or genetically modified food.
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- A fresh look at light: build your own spectrometer
Take a CD and a cereal box, and what do you have? With a little help from Mark Tiele Westra, your very own spectrometer!
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Projects in science education
- Explor@mobile: using new technologies to teach science to teenagers
Claire Le Moine elucidates the formula of the explor@mobile: two scientists, some computers and a gas-powered vehicle!
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- Fair enough? Balanced considerations for future science-fair organisers
Eva Amsen weighs up the pros and cons of science fairs, and offers tips for how teachers can get involved - or even organise their own science fair.
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- The Faulkes Telescopes: real-time, remote-control astronomy for schools
Using the Faulkes Telescopes, Rachel Dodds takes you and your students on a trip to the stars - without leaving the classroom!.
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Sooike Stoops introduces a project in which school students experience for themselves what it is like to work in a laboratory.
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- Plant hallucinogens as magic medicines
Did witches once soar through the night sky on broomsticks? Angelika Börsch-Haubold considers the pharmacology of toxic plants - many of which are still used in medicine.
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- Is traditional engineering the right system with which to manipulate our world?
We are relative newcomers on Earth and still have a lot to learn. Julian Vincent investigates some of the lessons we can learn from the living world.
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- Fusion in the Universe: we are all stardust
Henri Boffin and Douglas Pierce-Price investigate our celestial ancestry.
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- You're researching what? Toothpaste?
Introducing Linda Sellou, a French PhD student and toothpaste researcher.
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Science in film
- Erin Brockovich
Jenna Stevens provides a toolkit for using the film Erin Brockovich in chemistry and ecology lessons.
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Back in the staffroom
- Design the cover for Science in School!
Encourage your students to get out their paints and enter our competition. Or join in yourself!
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