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Welcome to the thirtieth issue of Science in School


As we finalise the contents of this issue, I’ve been thinking a lot about mentors and teachers.

Welcome to the twenty-nineth issue of Science in School

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With the FIFA World Cup, football fever seems to be everywhere and it is amazing to think how much the game h

Citizen science: have you used it in your classroom?


Science in School would like to hear about your experiences!

Welcome to the twenty-eighth issue of SiS

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Although this is only the first issue of 2014, the academic year is already starting to draw to a close.

Welkom bij het vierentwintigste nummer van Science in School


Terwijl ik dit schrijf, zijn de kinderen in mijn dorp al weer twee weken terug op school. De school verderop in de straat begint echter pas over twee weken. Als schoolvakanties – en schoolsoorten, curricula en lerarenopleidingen – zoveel verschillen binnen Duitsland alleen, hoeveel variatie moet er dan wel niet zijn binnen heel Europa?

Welcome to the twenty-seventh issue of Science in school

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Once upon a time, scholars tended to wear long robes, live in monasteries and focus on botany.

Welcome to the twenty-sixth issue of SIS


As I write this editorial, the bare tree branches outside my office are outlined in snow and the ground is dangerously icy. However, by the time this issue of Science in School has been copy edited, laid out, proofread, printed and distributed, those bare branches will be sprouting young leaves and the first flowers will be blooming below.

Welcome to the twenty-fifth issue of Science in School


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? And did you know that the definition of a kilogram may be about to change, with the help of CERN?

Welcome to the twenty-fourth issue of Science in School


As I write this, the children in my village have been back at school for two weeks. The school just down the road, however, doesn’t start again for another two weeks. If school holidays – and indeed school types, curricula and teacher training – differ so much within Germany, how much variation must there be across Europe?

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