Resource reviews

The aspirin screen experiment

An online resource published by the Royal Society of Chemistry

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Issue 31
- 17/02/2015    
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The inGenious code, by inGenious

These days, more and more of my colleagues in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education are warming to the idea of closer links with industry to show students what these subjects can do in the real world.

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Issue 29
- 02/06/2014    
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Pieces of light, by Charles Fernyhough

Sub-titled “The new science of memory”, this is the paperback edition of a title that appeared first in the UK in 2012 and has received several awards.

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Issue 29
- 02/06/2014    
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Podcasts ‘The Elements’ and ‘The Compounds’, by Chemistry World, the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry

‘The Elements’ and ‘The Compounds’ are two series of professionally produced podcasts, each lasting between 5 and 7 minutes.

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Issue 28
- 20/02/2014    
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How to fossilize your hamster, by Mike O’Hare

How to fossilize your hamster is a great book to have even if you don’t have a hamster that needs fossilization.

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Issue 28
- 20/02/2014    

Blog: Ciência para Todos/ Science for All, by Haidi D. Fiedler Nome and Faruk Nome

The ‘Science for All’ blog, associated e-book and printed book contain a collection of short essays on a series of topics designed to appeal to young students.

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Issue 28
- 20/02/2014    
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Il sito Internet Eduspace, Dell' European Space Agency (Agenzia Spaziale Europea)

Tradotto da Marco Nicolini. Se siete insegnanti di geografia, scienze della terra, fisica, o anche di informatica o biologia, dovreste trovare il tempo per dare un'occhiata al sito web Eduspace, dell'Agenzia Spaziale Europea (ESA).

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Issue 24
- 11/10/2012    

Održiva energija – bez toplog vazduha

Prevela Jana ?or?evi?, Univerzitet u Beogradu, Biološki fakultet

Napisao David MacKay

Recenzirao Bernhard Haubold, Nema?ka

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Issue 20
- 11/10/2012    

The Periodic Table of Videos website, by the University of Nottingham, UK

There are a number of reasons why you might not want to read this review: perhaps you do not teach chemistry, you are resisting the use of video clips in your teaching, or you are looking for non-English teaching materials. These are not good reasons though, as you will see. I challenge you to visit The Periodic Table of Videos website, as it might just convert you.

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Issue 24
- 21/08/2012    
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The Eduspace website, by the European Space Agency

If you teach geography, earth science, physics, or even information and communications technology (ICT) or biology, you should definitely visit the Eduspace website from the European Space Agency (ESA).

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Issue 24
- 21/08/2012    

La web PhET

Traducido por José María Cordobés. Physics Education Technology (PhET para sus usuarios) es un sencillo, pero muy poco significativo título de una web que ofrece, una amplia variedad de excelentes simulaciones interactivas de Física para estudiantes de Secundaria y de Universidad.

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Issue 23
- 17/08/2012    

Il sito web del PhET

Tradotto da Mirko Benedetti. Physics Education Technology (PhET per gli amici) è il titolo semplice ma non molto efficace di un sito web che offre un’ampia gamma di eccellenti simulazioni fisiche interattive per gli studenti delle scuole superiori e dell’università.

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Issue 23
- 16/07/2012    

The Wonder of Genetics: The Creepy, the Curious, and the Commonplace, by Richard V. Kowles

The Wonder of Genetics is a user-friendly guide through the wonderful – and, to some, scary – world of genetics.

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Issue 23
- 22/05/2012    
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The PhET website

Physics Education Technology (PhET to its friends) is the slick but not very meaningful title of a site that offers a wide range of excellent interactive physics simulations for secondary-school and university students.

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Issue 23
- 22/05/2012    

Inflight Science: A guide to the world from your airplane window, by Brian Clegg

Holding this book in my hands as I boarded what would be an eight-hour flight, I planned to read the modest 204 pages whilst airborne. When we landed, I had managed just 70, thanks to all the observation, thinking and note-taking that Inflight Science: A guide to the world from your airplane window inspired.

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Issue 23
- 22/05/2012    
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TED, il sito web dedicato alla tecnologia, all intrattenimento ed al design

Tradotto da Flora Ognissanto

Recensione di Colin Johnson

TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) è un'organizzazione senza fini di lucro che ebbe inizio come una conferenza per condividere “idee che meritano diffusione” (“ideas worth spreading”). La prima delle sue conferenze annuali si tenne nel 1984 e da allora il programma si è diffuso fino ad includere eventi locali e regionali in tutto il mondo (per gli eventi locali si veda la sezione ‘TEDx Events’ della pagina web del TED).

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Issue 20
- 15/05/2012    

O website Tecnologia, Entretenimento e Design (TED)

Traduzido por Maria João Fonseca

Revisto por Colin Johnson

A TED (Tecnologia, Entretenimento e Design) é uma organização sem fins lucrativos que começou por ser uma conferência destinada a partilhar “ideias dignas de serem divulgadas”. A primeira destas conferências anuais foi realizada em 1984 e desde então o programa tem-se expandido de forma a incluir eventos regionais e locais por todo o mundo (para eventos locais, consultar a secção ‘TEDx Events’ no website).

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Issue 20
- 27/03/2012    

Le site web de TED : technologie, loisirs et design

Traduit par Mathieu Isidro

Analyse par Colin Johnson

TED, acronyme de Technology, Entertainment, Design en anglais (technologie, loisirs, design) est une organisation à but non-lucratif. À ses débuts, il s’agissait d’une conférence pour échanger des « idées qui méritent d'être diffusées ». La première conférence annuelle eut lieu en 1984 et depuis, le programme s'est développé pour inclure des événements régionaux et locaux à travers le monde (voir la section « TEDx Events » du site web pour les événements près de chez vous).

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Issue 20
- 08/02/2012    

Zrównoważona Energia – bez bicia piany

T?umaczenie Pawe? Trojak

By David MacKay

Zrecenzowane przez Bernhard Haubold, Niemcy

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Issue 20
- 27/01/2012    

La página Web Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED, Tecnología, Entretenimiento y Diseño)

Traducido por José Villanueva Santiago

Reseñado por Colin Johnson

TED (Tecnología, Entretenimiento y Diseño) es una organización sin ánimo de lucro que surgió como una conferencia para compartir "ideas vale la pena difundir". La primera de sus conferencias anuales se celebró en 1984 y desde entonces, el programa se ha extendido para incluir eventos regionales y locales en todo el mundo (véase la sección 'TEDx Events" del sitio Web, para consultar los eventos locales).

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Issue 20
- 14/12/2011    

A páxina Web Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED, Tecnoloxía, Entretenemento e Deseño)

Traducido por José Villanueva Santiago

Resumido por Colin Johnson

TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) é unha organización sen ánimo de lucro que comezou como unha conferencia para compartir "ideas que paga a pena estender". A primeira das súas conferencias anuais foi realizada en 1984 e, dende entón, o programa expandiuse para axuntar eventos rexionais e locais en todo o mundo (véxase a sección "TEDx Events" na páxina web para ver os eventos locais).

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Issue 20
- 05/12/2011    

Who Cloned my Cat? Fun Adventures in Biotechnology, by Reinhard Renneberg

Who Cloned my Cat? Fun Adventures in Biotechnology is a collection of two-page articles that briefly describe discoveries from the field of biotechnology.

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Issue 21
- 22/11/2011    
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The Astronaut’s Cookbook: Tales, Recipes, and More, by Charles T Bourland and Gregory L Vogt

The question that astronauts are most frequently asked is ‘How do you go to the toilet in space?’ This rather puts the cart before the horse because the next most popular questions concern the other end of the alimentary canal: ‘How do you eat in space?’, ‘What does the food taste like up there?’, and ‘How do you cook it’?

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Issue 21
- 22/11/2011    
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Translations - from today’s science to tomorrow’s medicine in Berlin-Buch, by Russ Hodge

Campus Berlin-Buch is a science, health and biotechnology park in Berlin, Germany, with a focus on biomedicine.

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Issue 20
- 23/08/2011    
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The Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) website

TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a non-profit organisation that began as a conference to share “ideas worth spreading”.

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Issue 20
- 23/08/2011    

Sustainable Energy – without the hot air, by David MacKay

Have you ever wondered how best to make students aware of the issues surrounding our current fossil-fuel-intensive lifestyle? After all, they stand a good chance of seeing fossil fuels perhaps not run out but become unaffordable in their lifetime. Sustainable Energy – without the hot air, by Cambridge professor of physics David MacKay, is an exemplary blueprint for engaging curious minds in the energy debate (it is also freely available onlinew1).

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Issue 20
- 23/08/2011    

Globesity: A planet out of control? By Francis Delpeuch, Bernard Maire, Emmanuel Monnier and Michelle Holdsworth

For someone interested in learning about obesity, Globesity: A planet out of control? is an excellent book to start with and, unless preparing for a doctorate thesis, possibly to finish with.

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Issue 20
- 23/08/2011    
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The Rough Guide to the Brain, by Barry J Gibb

The Rough Guide to the Brain is a thoroughly readable, interesting and informative book.

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Issue 20
- 23/08/2011    
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Εκπαιδευτικές πηγές για το Διεθνές Έτος Βιοποικιλότητας

Μετάφραση από Πεχτελίδου Αναστασία (Anastasia Pechtelidou), Βιολόγος Μέσης Εκπαίδευσης. Τα Ηνωμένα Έθνη έχουν κηρύξει το έτος 2010 ως Διεθνές Έτος Βιοποικιλότητας (ΔΕΒ). Με αφορμή αυτήν την ανακήρυξη, οι. Ivo Grigorov, Lise Cronne και Giulia Realdon παρέχουν μια συλλογή από διαδικτυακές πηγές για δασκάλους και μαθητές.

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Issue 17
- 12/07/2011    

2010-2011 State of the Wild: A Global Portrait, By the Wildlife Conservation Society

2010-2011 State of the Wild: A Global Portrait describes the present state of wildlife and wild places, detailing developments in conservation and examining environmental issues around the world.

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Issue 19
- 25/05/2011    
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