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Science in the open: bringing the Stone Age to life for primary-school pupils

By Petra Breuer-Küppers

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Taking pupils out of the classroom opens up a whole range of activities for teaching young children about the natural world.

Galileo and the moons of Jupiter: exploring the night sky of 1610

By Carla Isabel Ribeiro

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Learn how you and your students can use mathematics to study Jupiter’s moons.

Exploring scientific research articles in the classroom

By Miriam Ossevoort, Marcel Koeneman and Martin Goedhart

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Learn how to use research articles in your science lessons.

Movers and shakers: physics in the oceans

By Susan Watt

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Contrary to the popular saying, deep waters are often far from still – which is just as well for marine life. Activities using simple water tanks are a good way to find out about the physics at work beneath the waves.

Magnetic science: developing a new surfactant

By Julian Eastoe, Paul Brown, Isabelle Grillo and Tim Harrison

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With the use of detergents and other surfactants on the rise, the resulting pollution is worrying. One answer: surfactants that can be collected and re-used simply by switching a magnetic field on and off.

The numbers game: extending the periodic table

By Oli Usher

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Until a few centuries ago, people believed that the world was made only of earth, air, water and fire. Since then, scientists have discovered 118 elements and the search is on for element 119.

Sloppy fishing: why meiosis goes wrong

By Sonia Furtado Neves, EMBL

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Why does meiosis so often go wrong? And what are the consequences?

Accelerating the pace of science: interview with CERN’s Rolf Heuer

By Eleanor Hayes

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CERN’s director general tells the story behind the Higgs boson – and describes the next steps.

Cool and hot science for a bright future

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

Analysing wine at school

By Thomas Wendt

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European countries produce more than half of the world’s wine – and drink a lot of it too! These hands-on activities for schools reveal the science behind the perfect wine.

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