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Light refraction in primary education: the solar bottle bulb

By Claas Wegner, Stephanie Ohlberger

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More than 10 years ago, a very clever and inventive inhabitant from a favela discovered he could produce light without electricity. Now solar bulbs are spreading all over the world.

Simulating the effect of the solar wind

By Theodoros Pierratos, Paraskevi Tsakmaki and Christos Papageorgiou

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The smooth operation of communications satellites can be influenced by solar weather. Mimic this effect on a smaller scale in the classroom with a simple demonstration.

Super cold meets super hot

By Phil Dooley and Morten Lennholm

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To keep refuelling its reactor, the EFDA-JET facility fires frozen hydrogen pellets into 150 million°C plasma. But these pellets have an added benefit as well.

Solving a sticky problem for cancer treatment and getting into the fusion energy game

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

From construction to destruction: building lasers and melting walls

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

Glaciers on Mars: looking for the ice

By Miguel A. de Pablo and Juan D. Centeno

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One of the scientists’ main interests in Mars research is water. Is there water on Mars?

The way of the dragon: chemistry for the youngest

By Anna Gunnarsson

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In Sweden there lives a small, green dragon called Berta, who invites young children to join her adventures in Dragon Land – all of which are about chemistry.

Classroom fundamentals: measuring the Planck constant

By Maria Rute de Amorim e Sá Ferreira André and Paulo Sérgio de Brito André

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Bring discovery into the classroom and show students how to evaluate Planck’s constant using simple equipment.

A range of scales: from fusing a nucleus to studying a dwarf planet

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

Purple fumes: the importance of iodine

By Frithjof C Küpper, Martin C Feiters, Berit Olofsson, Tatsuo Kaiho, Shozo Yanagida, Michael B Zimmermann, Lucy J Carpenter, George W Luther III, Zunli Lu, Mats Jonsson & Lars Kloo

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Iodine, with its characteristic purple vapours, has myriad applications – from the familiar disinfectant to innovative solar cells.

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