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Peering into the darkness: modelling black holes in primary school

By Monica Turner

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Having difficulties explaining black holes to your students? Why not try these simple activities in the classroom?

Phylogenetics of man-made objects: simulating evolution in the classroom

By John Barker and Judith Philip

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Evolutionary relationships can be tricky to explain. By using simple, everyday objects, your students can work them out for themselves.

From the bottom of our hearts: a hands-on demonstration of the mammalian heartbeat

By Edmond Hui and Archie Taplin

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Using nothing but a pig’s heart, a knife and a supply of water, you and your students can investigate how the heart pumps.

The genetics of obesity: a lab activity

By Sarah McLusky, Rosina Malagrida and Lorena Valverde

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Around 1.5 billion people worldwide are overweight or obese. Are we just eating too much or can we blame our genes? Here’s how to investigate the genetics of obesity in the classroom.

Exploring scientific research articles in the classroom

By Miriam Ossevoort, Marcel Koeneman and Martin Goedhart

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Learn how to use research articles in your science lessons.

Movers and shakers: physics in the oceans

By Susan Watt

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Contrary to the popular saying, deep waters are often far from still – which is just as well for marine life. Activities using simple water tanks are a good way to find out about the physics at work beneath the waves.

Der Effekt von Hitze: Einfache Experimente mit Festkörpern, Flüssigkeiten und Gasen

Von Erland Andersen und Andrew Brown

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Vom selbstgemachten Thermometer bis zu wachsenden Stricknadeln: In diesem Artikel finden Sie einfache aber lustige Experimente für Grundschüler, die den Effekt von Hitze auf Festkörper, Flüssigkeiten und Gasen erforschen.

Finsternis im Klassenzimmer erzeugen

Von Marissa Rosenberg vom EU Universe Awareness

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Während einer Finsternis scheinen Sonne oder Mond zu verschwinden. Was passiert gerade? Wieso sollte man dieses faszinierende Phänomen nicht im Unterricht mit einem einfach zu bauenden Modell erforschen?

Entomología Forense: actividades escolares

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A muchos de vosotros os fascinó (¡y desagradó!) el artículo sobre Entomología Forense de nuestro número anterior. Paula Starbäck, la revisora, sugería que podía ser la base de alguna actividad interesante para los estudiantes sobre todo si se encontraba la manera de evitar los malos olores. Entonces os desafiamos a hacer propuestas –y Martin Hall del Museo de Historia Natural (Natural History Museum) de Londres, autor del artículo original, respondió rápidamente–.

 

Zaćmienie Słońca i Księżyca w klasie

Marissa Rosenberg ze Świadomości Wszechświata (EU Universe Awareness)

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Podczas zaćmienia Słońce i Księżyc wydają się znikać. Co się dzieje? To świetna okazja, aby zbadać te fascynujące zjawiska w klasie za pomocą łatwego do skonstruowania modelu.

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