» Issue 23
Last updated Thu, 2014-04-24 14:47 — minh
News from the EIROs
A voyage through space, arts and the seven seas
EIROforum, the publisher of Science in School, reports on the latest news from its eight European inter-governmental research organisations.
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Science on Stage: a Slovak-British relationship
Sonia Furtado Neves explains how 30 teachers recently experienced the thrill of cutting-edge research.
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Finding maths where you least expect it: interview with Marcus du Sautoy
What makes viruses so virulent? Why do we enjoy music? Why is the Alhambra so beautiful? The answer? Mathematics!
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Exploding chromosomes: how cancer begins
Brain tumours are one of the most common causes of death in children – and may begin when chromosomes are torn apart during cell division.
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On your bike: how muscles respond to exercise
We all know that exercise makes us fitter and healthier – but what changes take place in our cells to make this happen?
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Creating eclipses in the classroom
During an eclipse, the Sun or the Moon seems to disappear. Why not explore this fascinating phenomenon in the classroom, with an easy to build model?
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Science education projects
Building a seismograph from scrap
Did you know that you can use old hi-fi speakers to detect earthquakes? And also carry out some simple earthquake experiments in the classroom?
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Bread-making: teaching science in primary school
Something as everyday as bread can offer a surprising spectrum of interdisciplinary teaching opportunities.
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Build your own radio telescope
Astronomers use giant radio telescopes to observe black holes and distant galaxies. Why not build your own small-scale radio telescope and observe objects closer to home?
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Solar energy: silicon solar cells
With oil reserves running out, silicon solar cells offer an alternative source of energy. How do they work and how can we exploit their full potential?
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Intersex: falling outside the norm
Male or female? What are the issues surrounding children for whom the answer is not clear? Researchers Eric Vilain and Melissa Hines hope to provide some of the answers.
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The white continent as a stepping stone to the red planet
For scientists at the European Space Agency, a mission to Mars means going to Antarctica first.
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Nuclear options: a teacher at CERN
Physics teacher Günter Bachmann explains how his CERN residency has inspired both him and his students.
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High-powered research: physicist Adrian Mancuso
Physicist Adrian Mancuso works at the cutting edge of 3D imaging, at what will be Europe’s newest and brightest X-ray facility.
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