» Issue 27
Last updated Fri, 2014-05-30 12:14 — kling
News from the EIROs
A range of scales: from fusing a nucleus to studying a dwarf planet
EIROforum, the publisher of Science in School, reports on the latest news from its eight European inter-governmental research organisations.
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The secret life of volcanoes: using muon radiography
How do we find out what’s going on inside a volcano? Using cosmic rays!
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Evolving threats: investigating new zoonotic infections
In the African forest, Fabian Leendertz and his team look for new infectious agents that can be transmitted from animals to humans. Could one of them cause the next pandemic?
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Science teachers: using education research to make a difference
As a teacher of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM), you are in a perfect position to encourage more students to take up STEM studies and careers. But
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From the bottom of our hearts: a hands-on demonstration of the mammalian heartbeat
Using nothing but a pig’s heart, a knife and a supply of water, you and your students can investigate how the heart pumps.
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Phylogenetics of man-made objects: simulating evolution in the classroom
Evolutionary relationships can be tricky to explain. By using simple, everyday objects, your students can work them out for themselves.
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Peering into the darkness: modelling black holes in primary school
Having difficulties explaining black holes to your students? Why not try these simple activities in the classroom?
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Monastic medicine: medieval herbalism meets modern science
A group of German researchers is bringing to light the medicinal wisdom of the Middle Ages.
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Purple fumes: the importance of iodine
Iodine, with its characteristic purple vapours, has myriad applications – from the familiar disinfectant to innovative solar cells.
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