Welcome to the 31st issue of Science in School

Now the delighted mother of healthy twin boys, I’m also happy to be back at Science in School, working with Laura and Isabelle to continue their good work on the new design of our journal.

Issue 31
- 03/03/2015    

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. A school reunion is not just an excuse to meet with old friends and classmates, but also an opportunity to revisit the school itself – which invariably seems smaller now than it did even when I was a student.

Issue 30
- 19/11/2014    

Welcome to the twenty-nineth issue of Science in School

With the FIFA World Cup, football fever seems to be everywhere and it is amazing to think how much the game has changed since the first one in 1930.

Issue 29
- 02/06/2014    

Citizen science: have you used it in your classroom?

Science in School would like to hear about your experiences!

Issue 28
- 25/03/2014    

Welcome to the twenty-eighth issue of SiS

Although this is only the first issue of 2014, the academic year is already starting to draw to a close. By the time this issue reaches you, spring will have sprung and preparations for the end of year, and those dreaded exams, will be well underway. Spring, however, is a season of renewal – a new start – and for Science in School that is very apt.

Issue 28
- 20/02/2014    

Welkom bij het vierentwintigste nummer van Science in School

Vertaald door Arno Verweij. 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?

Issue 24
- 15/10/2013    

Welcome to the twenty-seventh issue of Science in School

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

Issue 27
- 16/08/2013    

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.

Issue 26
- 20/02/2013    

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? 

Issue 25
- 07/11/2012    

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?

Issue 24
- 21/08/2012    

Welkom bij het drieëntwintigste nummer van Science in School

Vertaald door Arno Verweij. Wat maakt diamanten sterk en hoe komt een tijger aan z'n strepen? Waarom is muziek opwekkend of het paleis van Alhambra mooi? Het antwoord luidt: de wiskunde.

Issue 23
- 03/07/2012    

Welcome to the twenty-third issue of Science in School

What makes diamonds strong or a tiger stripy? Why is music uplifting or the Alhambra palace beautiful? The answer: mathematics.

Issue 23
- 29/05/2012    

Welcome to the twenty-second issue of SIS

TV detectives often rely on genetic fingerprinting to track down criminals, but what is the science behind the technique?

Issue 22
- 22/02/2012    

Bienvenue dans le 20ème numéro de Science in School

Traduit par Mathieu Isidro

Image reproduite avec l'aimable autorisation du EMBL Photolab

Issue 20
- 08/02/2012    

Welcome to the twenty-first issue of Science in School

Thanks to everyone who donated to Science in School via our website; we were overwhelmed by the positive response. With your help and the support of our advertisers, we have been able to print and distribute Issue 21, as those of you who are reading this in print will realise. The battle is not yet won, however: we need support from all of you to help us to continue printing your favourite science-teaching journal – and to provide it to you free of charge.

Issue 21
- 22/11/2011    

Welcome to the twentieth issue of Science in School

I am delighted to announce that our publisher, EIROforum, has agreed to fund Science in School for a further two years, with enough money to cover the online production.

Issue 20
- 23/08/2011    

¡Feliz cumpleaños, Science in School!

Traducido por Itziar Castanedo. Este número de Science in School es muy especial: hace ahora cinco años desde la puesta en marcha, de Science in School en marzo de 2006.

Issue 18
- 27/05/2011    

Welcome to the nineteenth issue of Science in School

Life in space – scientists and lay people alike are intrigued by this possibility.

Issue 19
- 25/05/2011    

Happy birthday, Science in School!

This issue of Science in School is rather special: it’s now five years since Science in School was launched, in March 2006.

Issue 18
- 07/04/2011    

Welcome to the seventeenth issue of Science in School

Do men and women share the same sense of humour? Perhaps, but their brains react differently to it, as Allan Reiss explains in this issue’s feature article. 

Issue 17
- 06/12/2010    

Welcome to the sixteenth issue of Science in School

Progress in science can be sporadic. For nearly 40 years, no human has visited the Moon, but interest in lunar exploration is now growing, as Adam Baker reports.

Issue 16
- 24/09/2010    

Welcome to the fifteenth issue of Science in School

Have you ever wondered who is behindScience in School? We would like to present our publisher, EIROforum: a collaboration between seven European inter-governmental scientific research organisations.Image courtesy of EMBL PhotolabWatching it grow: developing a digital embryo

Issue 15
- 23/06/2010    

Welcome to the fourteenth issue of Science in School

In this issue, a common theme is the nature of science and how to teach it. Pierre Léna, interviewed in our feature article, believes that when teaching science “it’s important to convey the idea that science is a human and collective adventure, not a lonely and national activity”. For him, it is essential to exploit children’s curiosity. Science teacher Jörg Gutschank agrees: “the point is not to know but to question, and to look for ways to solve problems”.

Issue 14
- 29/04/2010    

Welcome to the thirteenth issue of Science in School

Health and disease are themes that run through this issue of Science in School. In our feature article, Alan Leshner describes his varied career, including his involvement in a major campaign to show that schizophrenia is a brain disease and not a result of environment. In contrast to this concern with the public awareness of mental illness, Sabine Hentze deals with illness on a personal scale – counselling patients and families affected by genetic diseases.

Issue 13
- 09/12/2009    

Welkom bij het elfde nummer van Science in School

Vertaald door Arno.

Bent u nieuwsgierig naar hoe het leven er over honderd jaar uit zal zien? Of had u altijd al in het oude Egypte willen wonen? Volgens Jim Al-Khalili zou het op een dag mogelijk kunnen zijn – zou het echt kunnen? Is tijdreizen echte wetenschap of science fiction? Lees er meer over in het feature story van dit nummer.

Issue 11
- 30/09/2009    

Welcome to the twelfth issue of Science in School

In this issue’s feature article, Leroy Hood, the ‘father of systems biology’ describes his commitment to encouraging concept-driven, hands-on science teaching. He explains how he introduced this approach across schools in Seattle – and why his achievements in science may be due to his small-town upbringing.

Issue 12
- 12/08/2009    

Welcome to the eleventh issue of Science in School

Are you curious to find out what life will be like in a hundred years’ time? Or have you always fancied living in ancient Egypt? According to Jim Al-Khalili, it may one day be possible – or will it? Is time travel science fact or science fiction? Find out more in this issue’s feature article.

Issue 11
- 04/05/2009    

Welcome to the tenth issue of Science in School

“Intelligence is of secondary importance in research.” So says our featured scientist, cosmologist Tamara Davis. For her, interest and inspiration are far more important for success in science. Tamara herself certainly lacks neither interest nor inspiration (nor, I suspect, intelligence). She tells Henri Boffin about her work on dark energy, supernovae, the speed of light, and life elsewhere in the Universe – and how she combines this with playing world-class sport.

Issue 10
- 10/12/2008    

Приветствую читателей девятого номера Журнала «Наука в Школе»!

Перевод Loban Daria.

«Прежде, чем начать, мне хотелось бы отметить две вещи: половина из того, что я говорю Вам будет ошибочной; и я даже не знаю, какая это половина». Эта преамбула известного специалиста в области молекулярной биологии Ueil Schibler в его выступлении перед студентами иллюстрирует затруднительный аспект науки. Единственный способ определить, какая половина неверна, а какая правдива – опровергнуть существующие «истины» и заменить их новыми.

Issue 9
- 30/11/2008    

Welcome to the ninth issue of Science in School

“Before I start, I’d like to mention two things: half of what I’m telling you will be wrong; and I don’t even know which half.” This introduction by renowned molecular biologist Ueli Schibler to his students illustrates a discomforting aspect of science. The only way to find out which half is wrong and which is right, is by disproving existing ‘truths’ and replacing them with new ones.

Issue 9
- 02/10/2008