Issue 2

Postoje li oko drugih zvijezda planeti slični Zemlji

Uffe Gråe Jørgensen sa Sveučilišta u Kopenhagenu, Danska, opisuje znanstvenu potragu za planetima sličnima Zemlji u zvjezdanim sustavima naše Galaktike.

Astronomy / space, Physics
Ages: 
16-19
Issue 2
- 31/01/2007    

Zijn er planeten die gelijken op de aarde rond andere sterren?

Uffe Gråe Jørgensen beschrijft de zoektocht naar planeten die gelijken op de aarde rond andere sterren elders in de Melkweg.

Astronomy / space, Physics
Ages: 
16-19
Issue 2
- 31/01/2007    

Epigénetica

Traduzido por Claudia Cavadas


Cromatina
Imagem criada por Nicolas Bouvier; cortesia de Genevieve Almouzni, Intituto Curie, Paris, França

Nós temos tendência para pensar que a nossa informação genética está definida no ADN – nos nossos genes. Brona McVittie da Epigenome NoE, UK, descreve porque é que isto é apenas parte da história.

Biology, Health
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 2
- 31/01/2007    

Química ambiental: análisis de aguas como parte de un proyecto de trabajo colaborativo

Traducido por Gabriel Pinto

El equipo minibús que permitió los desplazamientos

Las zonas pantanosas constituyen un  hábitat esencial para un amplio tipo de especies animales. Richard Harwood y Chris Starr, del Aiglon College, Suiza, describen un proyecto educativo para medir la calidad del agua en una determinada zona pantanosa.

Chemistry, Earth science, Mathematics
Ages: 
16-19
Issue 2
- 31/01/2007    

Ci sono pianeti simili alla Terra intorno ad altre stelle?

Uffe Gråe Jørgensen dell’ Università di Copenhagen, Danimarca, descrive il metodo di ricerca di pianeti simili alla Terra da qualche altra parte nella nostra galassia.

Astronomy / space, Physics
Ages: 
16-19
Issue 2
- 31/01/2007    

Giocare agli scienziati: marchingegni per sviluppare le abilità di processo scientifico

Nel secondo dei due articoli sullo sviluppo dei processi di indagine, formulazione di ipotesi e loro verifica, Alfredo Tifi, Natale Natale e Antonietta Lombardi descrivono come costruire e applicare alcune delle “scatole nere” a basso costo che hanno sviluppato.

General science, Physics, Science and society
Ages: 
under 11, 11-14
Issue 2
- 31/01/2007    

Regras de simetria

Todos sabem o que é simetria. No entanto, neste artigo, Mario Livio, do Instituto Científico do Telescópio Espacial Hubble, em Baltimore, nos EUA, explica como não só as formas, mas também as leis da natureza, podem ser simétricas.

Mathematics, Physics
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 2
- 30/01/2007    

Video zbirka Evropske vesoljske agencija (ESA)

Filmi o znanosti ali celo znanstveni fantastiki so lahko pomembni učni pripomočki v šolski učilnici. Heinz Oberhummer iz projekta Kino in znanost sta napisala priročnik za pedagoško uporabo filmov pri naravoslovnem učenju (European Space Agency).

Science in films
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 2
- 14/11/2006    

Videoclipsammlung der Europäischen Raumfahrtbehörde (ESA)

Filme mit naturwissenschaftlichen, aber auch pseudowissenschaftlichen Inhalten können eine wichtige Stütze für den Schulunterricht darstellen. Heinz Oberhummer Projekt „Cinema and Science“ stellt ein solches Beispiel unter Verwendung der ESA-Videoclipsammlung vor.

Science in films
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 2
- 14/11/2006    

Euroopa Kosmoseagentuuri videomaterjalide kollektsioonist

Filmid teadusest ja isegi pseudo-teadusest on klassiruumis võimsad vahendid õppimisel. Heinz Oberhummer projektist „Kino ja Kosmos“ (CISCI) varustab vahenditega, kasutamaks Euroopa Kosmoseagentuuri videomaterjale.

Science in films
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 2
- 14/11/2006    

Epigenetica

Traduzione di Marzia Massimi


Cromatina
Immagine di Nicolas Bouvier; per gentile concessione di Genevieve Almouzni, Istituto Curie, Parigi, Francia

La tendenza è quella di considerare la nostra informazione genetica come codificata dal DNA, dai nostri geni. Brona McVittie, dell’Epigenome NoE, Regno Unito, ci spiega perchè questa è solo parte della storia.

Biology, Health
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 2
- 14/11/2006    

Het maken van een model van de dubbele DNA-helix, gebruikmakend van afvalmateriaal

Vertaald door Carolien de Kovel

Model van het DNA helix

Dionisios Karounias, Evanthia Papanikolaou and Athanasios Psarreas, uit Griekenland, beschrijven hun vernieuwende model van de dubbele DNA-helix – gemaakt van flessen en blikjes!

Biology
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 2
- 14/11/2006    

O charme químico do chocolate

Traduzido por Ana Luísa Carvalho. Dhara Thakerar, uma estudante do segundo ano de ciências naturais da Universidade de Cambridge, no Reino Unido, elucida-nos sobre a ciência do chocolate.

Chemistry
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 2
- 14/11/2006    

De chemische charme van chocolade

Vertaald door Raoul Tan. Dhara Thakerar,een tweedejaarsstudente natuurwetenschappen in Cambridge, Verenigd Koninkrijk, vertelt over de wetenschap achter chocolade.

Chemistry
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 2
- 14/11/2006    

Chocolade als uitdaging

Vertaald door Raoul Tan. John Schollar van het National Centre for Biotechnology Education aan de universiteit van Reading, Verenigd Koninkrijk, heeft een excuus gevonden voor het eten van zijn lievelingssnack - chocola.

General science, Science and society
Ages: 
14-16
Issue 2
- 14/11/2006    

Зоолог пред черната дъска или как да стимулираме учениците си

Силвия Бои, преподавателка по естесвени науки в Италия, обяснява как любопитността и я е тласкала да изучава поведението на мравките, размножаването при червеите и дори изненадите на човешкия ген - и как тя сега се опитва да събуди любопитността сред учениците си с помощта на необикновенни методи.

Teacher profiles
Issue 2
- 14/11/2006    

Epigenetics

We tend to think of our genetic information as being encoded in DNA – in our genes. Brona McVittie from Epigenome NoE, UK, describes why this is only part of the story.

Biology, Health
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 2
- 03/08/2006    

A new tree of life

At the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany, Peer Bork’s research group has meticulously reconstructed a new tree of life – tracing the course of evolution. Russ Hodge explains.

Biology
Ages: 
16-19
Issue 2
- 31/07/2006    

Putting the fizz into physics!

Lucy Attwood from Oxford Danfysik, UK, explains the mysterious appeal of champagne.

Back in the staffroom
Issue 2
- 28/07/2006    

Free science journals

Are you looking for a good article to use in a lesson? Or do you just want to browse a science journal or two for inspiration? Here is a selection of free online science journals and some useful tools for tracking down the books, articles and journals you need.

Resource reviews
Ages: 
11-14, 14-16, 16-19
Issue 2
- 28/07/2006    
en

Learning from Patients: The Science of Medicine

The goal of this DVD is to show how information collected from patients often allows scientists to achieve a deeper understanding of the genetic and molecular basis of a specific disease. This level of understanding is crucial to developing treatments for disease and, consequently, to relieving patients’ suffering.

Resource reviews
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 2
- 28/07/2006    
en

Real Mosquitoes Don’t Eat Meat: This and Other Inquiries into the Oddities of Nature, By Brad Wetzler

I was examining a list of more than 20 books available for reviewing when I discovered this odd title. I am not especially interested in mosquitoes, and I know very little about them. But a colleague’s encouragement and my own curiosity led me to choose this book from the list.

Resource reviews
Ages: 
11-14, 14-16, 16-19
Issue 2
- 28/07/2006    
en

The Physics of Superheroes, By James Kakalios

Superman, Batman, Lightning Lad, Spiderman – they all apply the principles of physics to perform their extraordinary feats… or do they? Which laws are suspended, and which are extended? Which are indeed forgotten completely? James Kakalios’s view is that many fundamental principles of physics can be better understood by examining the activities of superheroes in comic strips, some famous and some not so well-known. As the foreword comments, “Comic book heroes are fun, inclined planes aren’t”. Thus for teachers, this book is a fantastic resource of examples which, at all levels, can enliven some of the more mundane areas of the physics syllabus.

Resource reviews
Ages: 
11-14, 14-16, 16-19
Issue 2
- 28/07/2006    

Success Strategies for Women in Science: A Portable Mentor, By Peggy A. Pritchard

A professor once told me in a job interview that he prefers to hire women for his laboratory “because they get things done”. Nonetheless, although a blunt question as to whether you plan to have children is certainly out of fashion, female scientists still experience situations that are politically incorrect.

Resource reviews
Ages: 
16-19
Issue 2
- 28/07/2006    
en

The Science Behind Medicines

The Science Behind Medicines CD-ROM is a teaching resource produced by GlaxoSmithKline and aimed at biology and chemistry teachers of post-16 students. It has sections on drug discovery, structural formulae, bacterial infections, asthma and viral infections.

Resource reviews
Ages: 
11-14, 14-16, 16-19
Issue 2
- 28/07/2006    
en

Power, Sex, Suicide: Mitochondria and the Meaning of Life, By Nick Lane

Power, Sex, Suicide: three words that immediately aroused my interest in reading this book. The subtitle, Mitochondria and the Meaning of Life, explains what the book is about – the crucial role of mitochondria in our lives.

Resource reviews
Ages: 
16-19
Issue 2
- 28/07/2006    
en

Video-clip collection of the European Space Agency

Films about science or even pseudo-science can be powerful tools in the classroom. Heinz Oberhummer from the Cinema and Science project provides a toolkit for using the video-clip collection of the European Space Agency

Science in films
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 2
- 27/07/2006    

A zoologist at school: my pupils and other animals

Silvia Boi, a science teacher from Italy, explains how her fascination with science led her to study ant behaviour, worm reproduction and the human genome – and how she now tries to awaken that fascination in her pupils, using somewhat unusual techniques.

Teacher profiles
Issue 2
- 27/07/2006    

A search for the origins of the brain

Detlev Arendt, a molecular biologist at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany, describes to Russ Hodge how his cutting-edge research is following in the footsteps of a 19th-century scientist.

Scientist profiles
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 2
- 27/07/2006    

GRID: a European network of good practice in science teaching

Sibylle Moebius introduces a project, GRID, to identify and promote innovative science education in Europe

Spotlight on education, General science
Issue 2
- 27/07/2006