The print copy of this issue of Science in School has a mass of nearly a quarter of a kilogram. But do you know how a kilogram is defined?
Science in School is published by EIROforum, a collaboration between eight of Europe’s largest inter-governmental scientific research organisations. This article reviews some of the latest news from the EIROforum members (EIROs).
Why does meiosis so often go wrong? And what are the consequences?
Until a few centuries ago, people believed that the world was made only of earth, air, water and fire. Since then, scientists have discovered 118 elements and the search is on for element 119.
With the use of detergents and other surfactants on the rise, the resulting pollution is worrying. One answer: surfactants that can be collected and re-used simply by switching a magnetic field on and off.
CERN’s director general tells the story behind the Higgs boson – and describes the next steps.
Does true altruism exist? And can science provide the answer?
Learn how you and your students can use mathematics to study Jupiter’s moons.
Taking pupils out of the classroom opens up a whole range of activities for teaching young children about the natural world.
Many of us have had our teeth straightened with braces. Few people know, however, that orthodontics involves a great deal of fundamental science and fast-moving technology.
We all know what a kilogram is – or do we? Researchers worldwide are working to define precisely what this familiar unit is.
Contrary to the popular saying, deep waters are often far from still – which is just as well for marine life. Activities using simple water tanks are a good way to find out about the physics at work beneath the waves.
Learn how to use research articles in your science lessons.