» Issue 17
Last updated Mon, 2013-11-11 16:12 — celius
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Science on Stage: searching for the best teachers in Europe
In more than 20 European countries, teachers are sharing their inspiring teaching ideas with colleagues, students and the general public via Science on Stage.
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Teachers fly high at the European Space Agency
Eleanor Hayes reports on the recent teacher workshop at the European Space Research and Technology Centre.
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Feature article: Allan Reiss
The science of humour: Allan Reiss
Men and women react differently to humour. Allan Reiss tells Eleanor Hayes why this is news.
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Human evolution: testing the molecular basis
In the second of two articles, Jarek Bryk describes how scientists dig deep into our genes – to test the molecular basis of an evolutionary adaptation in humans.
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Science is cool... supercool
When we cool something below its freezing point, it solidifies – at least, that’s what we expect. Tobias Schülli investigates why this is not always the case.
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Going ballistic: modelling the trajectories of projectiles
Students often find it difficult to calculate the trajectories of projectiles. With the help of Elias Kalogirou’s model, they can be easily visualised. In addition, Ian Francis suggests further uses for the model in the classroom.
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Bioinformatics with pen and paper: building a phylogenetic tree
Bioinformatics is usually done with a powerful computer. With help from Cleopatra Kozlowski, however, you can investigate our primate ancestry – armed with nothing but a pen and paper.
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Projects in science education
School experiments at the nanoscale
Eleanor Hayes highlights some education resources about the nanoscale and nanotechnology.
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Stage lights: physics and drama
Imagine sending music across the room by laser. Sounds impossible, doesn’t it? But Alessio Bernardelli’s students did just that – and then developed a play to explain the science behind it. Here’s how to do it.
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A hole in the sky
Twenty-five years ago, the discovery of the hole in the ozone layer hit the news. How have things developed since?
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Clouds: puzzling pieces of climate
The physics of clouds and their role in our climate have perplexed scientists for decades. Karin Ranero Celius investigates.
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An astronomer in a 3D world
What do astronomy and film have in common? Both can involve Jochen Liske, astronomer and actor.
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Blind date in the science classroom
Biology and chemistry teacher Werner Liese talks to Marlene Rau about the challenges of performing science experiments with blind and visually impaired students.
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