14-16

Starlight inside a light bulb

Different stars shine with different colours, and you can use a light bulb to help explain why.

Astronomy / space, Physics
Ages: 
11-14, 14-16, 16-19
Issue 31
- 25/02/2015    
en

Coding without computers

Programmes don’t need a computer – turn your students into coders and robots with just pens, paper and a stack of cups.

Engineering, Mathematics, Physics
Ages: 
under 11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19
Issue 31
- 24/02/2015    
en

The challenging logistics of lunar exploration

The path to the Moon is paved with many challenges. What questions do the next generation of space explorers need to answer?

Astronomy / space, Earth science, Physics, Science and society
Ages: 
under 11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19
Issue 31
- 24/02/2015    
en

Cell spotting – let’s fight cancer together!

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn,” Benjamin Franklin once said. Make that quote yours and involve your students in a real cancer-research project that will teach them more than just genetics and cell death.

Biology
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 31
- 18/02/2015    
en

Fighting HIV with neutrons

When thinking about diffraction studies, X-rays most often come to mind, but neutrons can also provide important structural information – and could help in the fight against HIV.

Biology, Chemistry, Health, Physics
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 31
- 17/02/2015    
en

Greening chemistry

Chemistry is not always completely environmentally friendly; green chemistry is working to change that.

Chemistry, Earth science, Science and society
Ages: 
11-14, 14-16, 16-19
Issue 31
- 16/02/2015    
en

From methional to fried chicken

Methional played centre stage at the recent Second International Contest for Note by Note Cooking. The challenge: to make dishes containing only methional and ‘pure’ compounds such as milk proteins, alcohols, amino acids and flavour chemicals, and, ideally, no plant tissues, meat, fish or eggs

Biology, Chemistry
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 30
- 19/11/2014    
en

Lunar Diary: a chronicle of Earth’s journey through space and time, as seen from the Moon

Clues to the history of the Earth, the Milky Way and the Universe are hidden on the lunar surface.

Astronomy / space, Engineering
Ages: 
under 11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19
Issue 30
- 19/11/2014    
en

Experienced and experiencing teacher

Vasiliki Kioupi has always run science experiments with her students. Now she is also testing various pedagogical methods in her classroom and is moving towards teaching the teachers.

Teacher profiles
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 30
- 19/11/2014    
en

A classroom hydrogen economy

Could hydrogen be the best alternative for fossil fuels? This demonstration shows how a hydrogen economy might work in practice.

Chemistry, Engineering, Physics
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 30
- 19/11/2014    
en

All in the family

Building a hypothetical family portrait can help students to understand genetics.

Biology, Mathematics
Ages: 
11-14, 14-16
Issue 30
- 19/11/2014    
en

Build your own particle accelerator

The world’s largest particle accelerator, the LHC, is deepening our understanding of what happened just after the Big Bang. Here’s how to explore the principles of a particle accelerator in your classroom.

Physics
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 30
- 19/11/2014    
en

Intelligent slime? A hands-on project to investigate slime moulds

These simple but unusual life forms can be used to develop students’ understanding of life and the scientific method

Biology
Ages: 
11-14, 14-16, 16-19
Issue 30
- 19/11/2014    
en

Camping under the stars — the ESO Astronomy Camp 2013

On 26 December 2013, after a long and exciting trip, 56 secondary-school students from 18 countries arrived at their destination: the picturesque alpine village of Saint-Barthélemy, Italy, where the Astronomical Observatory of the Autonomous Region of the Aosta Valley (OAVdA) was built because of the area’s clear skies.

Astronomy / space
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 30
- 19/11/2014    
en

Auf und davon: die Benutzung von Flugzeugen für atmosphärische Beobachtungen

Bei chemischen Messungen in der Atmosphäre ist es hilfreich, mit speziell umgebauten Laboratorien hinaufzufliegen.

Chemistry, Earth science
Ages: 
11-14, 14-16, 16-19
Issue 29
- 29/07/2014    

Tot mai sus şi mai departe: utilizarea avioanelor pentru monitorizare atmosferică

Când avem de măsurat chimismul atmosferei, ar fi benefic să putem zbura acolo sus cu laboratoare special adaptate.

Chemistry, Earth science
Ages: 
11-14, 14-16, 16-19
Issue 29
- 29/07/2014    

Bir kanser mutasyonunu belirleyebilir misiniz?

Çeviri: Samet Kocabay ve Hikmet Geçkil

Resim Avrupa Biyoinformatik Enstitüsü’nden C Brooksbank’?n izniyle

Kanser nas?l geli?ir ve genetikçiler bir hücrenin kanserli olup olmad???n? nas?l anlarlar? Birle?ik Krall?k’taki Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute’den ?leti?im ve Halk Sorumlulu?u ekibi taraf?ndan geli?tirilmi? bu ö?retim aktivitesi, bu ve bununla ili?kili di?er sorulara cevap vermektedir.

Biology, Health
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 16
- 29/07/2014    

Lodowce na Marsie: w poszukiwaniu lodu

Jednym z głównych zainteresowań naukowców badających Marsa jest woda: Czy znajdziemy ją na tej planecie?

Astronomy / space, Earth science, Physics
Ages: 
11-14, 14-16, 16-19
Issue 28
- 18/07/2014    

Sizi şekillendiren yiyecekler: beslenme epigenomunuzu nasıl değiştirebilir

You are what you eat – quite literally. Our diet can influence the tiny changes in our genome that underlie several diseases, including cancer and obesity.

Biology, Chemistry, General science
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 28
- 18/07/2014    

Dagli organismi modello ai progressi della medicina

Il fungo usato per la fermentazione della birra è diventato un organsimo usato in tutto il mondo per far avanzare la ricerca sul cancro.

Biology, Health
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 28
- 18/07/2014    

Entrevista con Steve Jones: la amenaza del creacionismo

Traducido por Silvia Manzanero

Steve Jones
Imagen cortesía de EMBL Photolab

Steve Jones habla con Vienna Leigh sobre la reaparición del creacionismo en Europa, cómo pueden ayudar los profesores y por qué nunca discutirá con un creacionista.

Biology
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 9
- 18/07/2014    

Glaciares em Marte: à procura do gelo

Um dos principais interesses científicos de Marte é a água. Será que existe água em Marte?

Astronomy / space, Earth science, Physics
Ages: 
11-14, 14-16, 16-19
Issue 28
- 18/07/2014    

Das Geheimnis des Altruismus

Übersetzt von Judith Förster

Von Oren Harman

Eine Deutsche Wespe (Vespula germanica)
Abbildung mit freundlicher Genehmigung von Richard Bartz; Quelle: Wikimedia Commons

Existiert wahrer Altruismus? Und kann die Wissenschaft eine Antwort geben?

Biology
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 25
- 10/06/2014    

Simulating the effect of the solar wind

​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.

Astronomy / space, Engineering, Physics
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 29
- 02/06/2014    
en

Up, up and away: using aircraft for atmospheric monitoring

When measuring the chemistry of the atmosphere, it helps to fly up in specially modified laboratories.

Chemistry, Earth science
Ages: 
11-14, 14-16, 16-19
Issue 29
- 02/06/2014    

Descifrăm misterul formării planetei noastre

Tradus de Gabriela Cîrstea

De Jérôme Ganne ?i Vincent de Andrade

Pentru imagine, mul?umim lui Reto Stöckli, Nazmi El Saleous ?i Marit Jentoft-Nilsen, NASA GSFC

Studiul compozi?iei chimice a unora dintre cele mai vechi roci de pe planeta noastr? a revolu?ionat în?elegerea modului în care s-au format continentele.

Chemistry, Earth science, Physics
Ages: 
11-14, 14-16, 16-19
Issue 26
- 02/06/2014    

Doctor por la mañana, investigador por la tarde

Para el doctor Stefan Pfister, los esfuerzos para curar el cáncer tienen lugar tanto en el hospital como en el laboratorio.

Scientist profiles
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 28
- 30/05/2014    

Pārtika, kas veido tevi: kā diēta vai izmainīt tavu epigenomu

You are what you eat – quite literally. Our diet can influence the tiny changes in our genome that underlie several diseases, including cancer and obesity.

Biology, Chemistry, General science
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 28
- 30/05/2014    

De organismo modelo a avanços médicos

Um simples fungo usado na produção de cerveja é hoje utilizado pelo mundo fora em investigação sobre cancro.

Biology, Health
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 28
- 16/05/2014    

Από τους πρότυπους οργανισμούς στην πρόοδο της ιατρικής

Ένας απλός μύκητας που χρησιμοποιείται για την παρασκευή της μπύρας χρησιμοποιείται πλέον σε ολόκληρο τον κόσμο για να προχωρήσει η έρευνα για τον καρκίνο.

Biology, Health
Ages: 
14-16, 16-19
Issue 28
- 16/05/2014