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Issue 16

Solar cars: the future of road transport?

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Ever dreamed of a car that needed no fuel and produced no pollution? Mico Tatalovic investigates the solar car.

Using cutting-edge science within the curriculum: balancing body weight

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Friedlinde Krotscheck describes how she used a cutting-edge science article from Science in School as the main focus of a teaching unit on the human body.

Microscale chemistry: experiments for schools

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Elias Kalogirou and Eleni Nicas introduce a selection of very small-scale chemistry experiments for school.

Space exploration: the return to the Moon

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Have you ever looked up at the Moon in a clear night sky and wondered about the very few people who have walked on its surface? What did we learn, and what are we still unsure about? When might humans return to the Moon? Adam Baker investigates.

LeSa21: primary-school science activities

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Teaching science in primary school can be challenging. Astrid Kaiser and Marlene Rau describe a rich source of online materials in three languages – and highlight some activities about oil and water.

Hot stuff in the deep sea

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How do fossils form around hydrothermal vents? Crispin Little describes how he and his team found out – by making their own fossils.

Sven-Olof Holmgren: science education is more complex than particle physics

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Do you think particle physics is a complex subject? Having moved from basic research to science education, Sven-Olof Holmgren would disagree. He tells Lucy Patterson and Marlene Rau about the challenges of this shift, and about a major reform in the Swedish education system.

Life savers in the sky: flying doctors

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Anne Weaver, lead clinician for London’s Air Ambulance, tells Marie Mangan about her job: saving lives.

Cold seeps: marine ecosystems based on hydrocarbons

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David Fischer takes us on a trip to the bottom of the sea to learn about cold seeps – their ecosystems, potential fuels, and possible involvement in global warming.

Evaluating a medical treatment

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Sarah Garner and Rachel Thomas consider why well-designed and properly analysed experiments are so important when testing how effective a medical treatment is.

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