» Issue 25
Last updated Tue, 2014-06-10 11:45 — brown
News from the EIROs
Cool and hot science for a bright future
EIROforum, the publisher of Science in School, reports on the latest news from its eight European inter-governmental research organisations.
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Sloppy fishing: why meiosis goes wrong
Why does meiosis so often go wrong? And what are the consequences?
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The numbers game: extending the periodic table
So far, scientists have discovered 118 elements and the search is on for element 119.
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Magnetic science: developing a new surfactant
New surfactants can be collected and re-used simply by switching a magnetic field on and off.
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Movers and shakers: physics in the oceans
Activities using simple water tanks are a good way to find out about the physics at work beneath the waves.
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Exploring scientific research articles in the classroom
Learn how to use research articles in your science lessons.
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Science education projects
Galileo and the moons of Jupiter: exploring the night sky of 1610
Learn how you and your students can use mathematics to study Jupiter’s moons.
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Science in the open: bringing the Stone Age to life for primary-school pupils
Taking pupils out of the classroom opens up a whole range of activities for teaching young children about the natural world.
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The changing face of orthodontics
Orthodontics involves a great deal of fundamental science and fast-moving technology.
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Weighing up the evidence: what is a kilo?
We all know what a kilogram is – or do we? Researchers worldwide are working to define precisely what this familiar unit is.
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Science and society
The mystery of altruism
Does true altruism exist? And can science provide the answer?
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