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Casting light on solar wind: simulating aurorae at school

By Philippe Jeanjacquot and Jean Lilensten


The aurorae are one of the wonders of the natural world. Using some simple apparatus, they and related phenomena can easily be reproduced in the classroom.

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

By Petra Breuer-Küppers


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


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

Analysing wine at school

By Thomas Wendt


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.

Indigo: recreating Pharaoh’s dye

By Gianluca Farusi


What links your jeans, sea snails, woad plants and the Egyptian royal family? It’s the dye, indigo. Learn about its fascinating history and how you can extract it at school.

Build your own radio telescope

By Bogusław Malański and Szymon Malański


Astronomers use giant radio telescopes to observe black holes and distant galaxies. Why not build your own small-scale radio telescope and observe objects closer to home?

Building a seismograph from scrap

By Panteleimon Bazanos


Did you know that you can use old hi-fi speakers to detect earthquakes? And also carry out some simple earthquake experiments in the classroom? Here’s how.

Bread-making: teaching science in primary school

By David Lewis


Something as everyday as bread can offer a surprising spectrum of interdisciplinary teaching opportunities.

Bad science: how to learn from science in the media


When you read the newspaper, how do you know what to believe? Ed Walsh guides you and your students through the minefield of science in the media.

Smoke is in the air: how fireworks affect air quality


Did you realise that fireworks cause measurable air pollution? Tim Harrison and Dudley Shallcross from Bristol University, UK, explain how to investigate atmospheric pollutants in class.

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