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Issue 1

Introducing Science in School

Eleanor Hayes

Welcome to the first issue of Science in School, a journal to promote inspiring science teaching in Europe. We hope you will be fascinated, informed and indeed inspired by the articles we have chosen.

Erdbeben auf der Spur – Erdbebenforschung im Klassenzimmer

Tobias Kirschbaum and Ulrich Janzen

Chinesische Drachen, die Erdbeben vorhersagen? Wellen aus leuchtenden Gummibären? Erdbebensichere Spaghetti? Die Physiklehrer Tobias Kirschbaum und Ulrich Janzen erklären, wie sie Geophysik unterrichten.

Tracing earthquakes: seismology in the classroom

Tobias Kirschbaum and Ulrich Janzen

Chinese dragons that predict earthquakes? Waves of glowing jelly babies? Earthquake-proof spaghetti? Physics teachers Tobias Kirschbaum and Ulrich Janzen explain how they teach geophysics.

Ein Lehrer auf Reisen

Adrian Dow ist Mathelehrer, obwohl er eigentlich Bankdirektor werden wollte. In diesem Interview mit Marianne Freiberger erzählt er, warum ihm das Lehren so viel Spass macht und was er mit seiner Zukunft vorhat

Those who can, teach

Adrian Dow originally wanted to be a bank manager but is now a mathematics teacher. He explains to Marianne Freiberger how his enthusiasm for teaching developed - and what his plans are for the future.

Free image databases

Are you looking for a good picture to use in a worksheet, an overhead or a poster? You need it to be good quality, but you don’t want to pay to use it. Here is a selection of our favourite free image databases (you may even recognise some of the pictures).

Chemical recreations

In Chapter 7 of his book, Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood, Oliver Sacks recalls his discovery of the delights of chemistry.

Nano: the Next Dimension and Nanotechnology

Reviewed by Tim Harrison, University of Bristol, UK

The Elements of Murder: A History of Poison

By John Emsley

Reviewed by Tim Harrison, University of Bristol, UK

Evolution in Four Dimensions: Genetic, Epigenetic, Behavioral, and Symbolic Variation in the History of Life

By Eva Jablonka and Marion J. Lamb

Reviewed by Bernhard Haubold, Fachhochschule Weihenstephan, Germany

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