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| Issue 26

Casting light on solar wind: simulating aurorae at school

The aurorae are one of the wonders of the natural world. Using some simple apparatus, they and related phenomena can easily be reproduced in the classroom.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Astronomy / space, Earth science

| Issue 26

The genetics of obesity: a lab activity

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.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Health

| Issue 26

Laying bare our genetic blueprint

What does the majority of our DNA do? Hundreds of scientists have spent years examining these ‘junk’ sequences, which may hold the key to serious diseases – and much more.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology

| Issue 26

Cracking the mystery of how our planet formed

Studying the chemical composition of some of the planet’s oldest rocks has revolutionised our understanding of how our continents formed.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Chemistry, Earth science

| Issue 26

Science in space, society and synchrotrons

Science in School is published by EIROforum, a collaboration between eight of Europe’s largest inter-governmental scientific research organisations (EIROs). This article reviews some of the latest news from EIROs.

Ages: not applicable;
Topics: News from the EIROs, Physics, Biology