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June 15, 2021 | Issue 53

### Exponential growth 1: learn the basics from confetti to understand pandemics

Exponential growth has become part of daily life during the COVID-19 pandemic. These simple exercises help explain this tricky concept

Ages: 11-14;
Topics: Health, Science and society, Mathematics
English

| Issue 53

### Exponential growth 2: real-life lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on exponential growth. This provides an opportunity to teach this tricky concept in a real-world context.

Ages: 14-16;
Topics: Health, Science and society, Mathematics
English

March 31, 2021 | Issue 52

### Maths with fruit

Have fun with fruit while helping your students to explore the concepts of area and volume, and learn more about their real-world applications.

Ages: < 11, 11-14;
Topics: Mathematics, Teach, General science
English   Español   Italiano   Slovenščina

| Issue 52

### Teaching binary code with a secret word challenge

Do you find the binary system complicated? With this activity, your students will find it as easy as 01,10,11.

Ages: 11-14;
Topics: Engineering, Science and society, Mathematics
English   Português

January 15, 2021 | Issue 51

### Microbial genome puzzles

How do scientists piece together genomic information from sequencing data? Play these two fun online puzzles to find out.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Mathematics, Teach
English   Français

| Issue 51

### Landing on the Moon – planning and designing a lunar lander

Your mission: to land an intrepid egg-naut safely on the surface of the Moon and learn about classical mechanics along the way.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Engineering, Mathematics, Teach, Astronomy / space
Dansk   Deutsch   Ελληνικα   English   Español   Français   Italiano

March 16, 2020 | Issue 50

### Grow your own statistical data

Would your students prefer to grow edible crops or wrangle with statistics? Here’s a way to combine these activities in a real-world application of statistical analysis.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Mathematics
English   Español   Italiano

March 20, 2018 | Issue 43

### Saving the Earth Hollywood-style

Challenge your students to save the Earth from an asteroid collision, using calculations based on the Hollywood sci-fi fantasy film Armageddon.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Mathematics, Astronomy / space
English   Italiano   Português

September 15, 2017 | Issue 41

### To the Moon and back: reflecting a radio signal to calculate the distance

Using a simple calculation, measure the distance between Earth and the Moon with the help of a local amateur radio station.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Earth science, Mathematics, Astronomy / space
Ελληνικα   English   Italiano   Português   Română

June 5, 2017 | Issue 40

### Disease dynamics: understanding the spread of diseases

Get to grips with the spread of infectious diseases with these classroom activities highlighting real-life applications of school mathematics.

Ages: < 11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Health, Mathematics
Ελληνικα   English   Español   Italiano   Lietuvos   polski