Issue 35

Editorials

Editorial issue 35

This issue marks a very special milestone for us: it’s ten years since the first issue of Science in School was published.

News from the EIROs

Unpicking scientific mysteries across Europe

Science in School is published by EIROforum, a collaboration between eight of Europe’s largest intergovernmental scientific research organisations (EIROs). This article reviews some of the latest news from the EIROs.

Understand

Fifty shades of muddy green

To support children with colour vision deficiency in our classrooms, we have to understand their condition.

Opening seashells to reveal climate secrets

Sea shells are more than just pretty objects: they also help scientists reconstruct past climates.

Sports in a spin

Sporting success requires hard work and talent, and there’s an awful lot of physics determining the perfect shot.

Analysing art in the Louvre

Claire Pacheco explores ancient art puzzles with modern techniques.

A decade in review

How ten years of science at the EIROforum member institutions has led to many new discoveries.

Inspire

Ten years: ten of our most popular articles

Enjoy a nostalgic look back at some of your favourite articles from the Science in School archive.

Success with STEM: Ideas for the classroom, STEM clubs and beyond, by Sue Howarth and Linda Scott

Success with STEM: Ideas for the classroom, STEM clubs and beyond is an excellent resource, brimming with ideas to support teachers of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Illusioneering, by Peter McOwan and Matt Parker

e-only   Teaching about blood types: World Blood Donor Day 2016

A range of resources to teach about ABO blood groups 

e-only   Thinking about brain awareness week

Get your cogs turning and your students’ brains ticking with these articles and activities

e-only   World Health Day 2016: Beat diabetes

Raising awareness of the rise in diabetes

e-only   The science of spring

Getting under the shell of Easter symbols 

e-only   Energising enzyme activities

Activities you can use again and again, much like enzymes themselves.

e-only   From greens to genes: healthy eating and nutrition

Getting students excited about eating greens might be hard, but motivating them to learn about nutrition doesn’t have to be. 

e-only   World Oceans Day 2016: Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet

Educate others about the importance of the ocean 

e-only   Mercury and Mars in May

The month of May brings with it two different planetary wonders, allowing us to recreate calculations first made 300 years ago

e-only   Respiration: making use of microorganisms

Turn your classroom into a mini biotechnology laboratory to learn about respiration 

e-only   A world without trees

Contemplating the consequences of a tree-free planet.

Teach

Living light: the chemistry of bioluminescence

Brighten up your chemistry lessons by looking at bioluminescence.

Sunspots on a rotating Sun

Explore simple harmonic motion with real astronomical images.

Geometry can take you to the Moon

Measure the distance from Earth to the Moon using high-school geometry and an international network of schools and observatories. 

‘Eggsperiments’ for Easter

This Easter, have some intriguing science fun with eggs. You’ll never look at them the same way again!

Handwarmer science

Help your students explore an exothermic reaction using the real-world example of a self-heating patch.