Issue 2

Symmetry rules

Everyone knows what symmetry is. In this article, though, Mario Livio from the Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, USA, explains how not only shapes, but also laws of nature, can be symmetrical.

Mathematics, Physics
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 2
- 27/07/2006    

Forensic entomology

Are you a biologist with a mission? Do you want to fight crime with science? Martin Hall and Amoret Brandt from The Natural History Museum in London, UK, introduce the fascinating (and smelly) field of forensic entomology.

Biology
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 2
- 26/07/2006    

Linking university and school: addressing the challenges of science teaching in Italy

Mariolina Tenchini, Director of Cus-Mi-Bio in Milan, Italy, introduces a university initiative to motivate science teachers and provide both them and their students with hands-on experience of cutting-edge science.

Biology, General science
Issue 2
- 26/07/2006    
en

The exhibition ship MS Einstein: a floating source of scientific knowledge

Imagine a barge carrying not coal or other heavy cargo, but something much more precious – inspiration! Beate Langholf from Wissenschaft im Dialog, Germany, describes a science exhibition that travels the rivers of Germany with a different theme each year.

General science, History, Physics
Issue 2
- 26/07/2006    

Promoting science and motivating students in the 21st century

Marilyn Brodie from the Centre for Science Education, UK, describes two projects to involve the scientific research community in schools and raise enthusiasm for science among students.

Spotlight on education, General science, Science and society
Issue 2
- 26/07/2006    

Environmental chemistry: water testing as part of collaborative project work

Wetlands are key habitats for a vast range of wildlife. Richard Harwood and Chris Starr, from Aiglon College, Switzerland, describe a school project to measure water quality in a local wetlands region.

Chemistry, Earth science, Mathematics
Ages: 
16-19
Issue 2
- 26/07/2006    

The chocolate challenge

John Schollar from the National Centre for Biotechnology Education at the University of Reading, UK, finds an excuse for eating one of his favourite foods - chocolate.

General science, Science and society
Ages: 
14-16
Issue 2
- 26/07/2006    

Modelling the DNA double helix using recycled materials

Dionisios Karounias, Evanthia Papanikolaou and Athanasios Psarreas, from Greece, describe their innovative model of the DNA double helix – using empty bottles and cans!

Biology
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 2
- 25/07/2006    

Scientists at play: contraptions for developing science process skills

In the second of two articles on developing the processes of enquiry, hypothesis and testing, Alfredo Tifi, Natale Natale and Antonietta Lombardi describe how to build and apply some of the low-cost equipment they have developed.

General science, Physics, Science and society
Ages: 
under 11, 11-14
Issue 2
- 24/07/2006    

The scientist of the future

Susan Greenfield and Martin Westwell from the Institute for the Future of the Mind consider the needs of the future scientist.

General science, Science and society
Issue 2
- 24/07/2006    

Welcome to the second issue of Science in School

Since the publication of the first issue, we have received a lot of enthusiastic feedback from our readers. Science teachers from across Europe particularly liked our innovative teaching ideas, accessible science coverage, interdisciplinary topics and European approach. And these are features that we intend to continue to offer.

Issue 2
- 20/07/2006    
en

Are there Earth-like planets around other stars?

Uffe Gråe Jørgensen from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, describes the search for Earth-like planets elsewhere in our galaxy.

Astronomy / space, Physics
Ages: 
16-19
Issue 2
- 20/07/2006