» Issue 24
Last updated Thu, 2014-02-27 12:54 — sis
News from the EIROs
Bigger, faster, hotter
EIROforum, the publisher of Science in School, reports on the latest news from its eight European inter-governmental research organisations.
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Cracking down on wildlife trafficking
Biologist Juliana Machado Ferreira is using science to combat wildlife traffickers in Brazil.
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Seeing the light: monitoring fusion experiments
Finding out what is going on in the core of a fusion experiment at 100 million degrees Celsius is no easy matter, but there are clever ways to work it out.
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Behind the autistic spectrum
Research into the genetics of the autism spectrum is increasing our understanding of these conditions.
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The effect of heat: simple experiments with solids, liquids and gases
From a homemade thermometer to knitting needles that grow: simple but fun experiments for primary-school pupils.
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Seeing is believing: 3D illusions
How does our brain create the illusion of depth from a two-dimensional image? Explore the phsysics of this phenomenen with a set of activities.
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In a class of their own: lessons in energy and education from European schools
How far would you be willing to go to raise awareness amongst staff and students at your school of the need for sustainable energy?
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Science education projects
Indigo: recreating Pharaoh's dye
What links your jeans, sea snails, woad plants and the Egyptian royal family? It’s the dye, indigo. Learn how you can extract it at school.
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Analysing wine at school
European countries produce more than half of the world’s wine. These hands-on activities for schools reveal the science behind the perfect wine.
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More than meets the eye: the exotic, high-energy Universe
In the third article on astronomy and the electromagnetic spectrum, learn about the European Space Agency’s X-ray and gamma-ray observatories.
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The new definition of crystals - or how to win a Nobel Prize
Why is symmetry so central to the understanding of crystals? And why did ‘forbidden’ symmetry change the definition of crystals themselves?
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Making physics flourish in Poland: Maria Dobkowska
A Polish physics teacher describes the challenges of remaining creative within a strictly defined national curriculum and of working with children with disabilities.
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