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June 1, 2022 | Issue 58

Citrus science: learn with limonene

When life gives you lemons: use limonene to explore molecular properties with your students and show them the scientific method in action.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Chemistry
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| Issue 58

How trees affect the climate: is it just through photosynthesis?

Trees are incredible chemical factories that capture carbon dioxide and produce the oxygen we breathe, but they produce other chemicals too. We need to understand their effect in the atmosphere to get the most out of tree-planting initiatives.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Chemistry, Earth science, Science and society, Sustainability
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April 14, 2022 | Issue 57

Pleasing precipitation performances – the microscale way

Dropping out: learn about the chemistry of precipitation and introduce your students to chemical reactions that form colourful new compounds using microscale chemistry methods that are cheap, quick, and easy to do.

Ages: 14-16, 11-14, 16-19;
Topics: Chemistry, Sustainability
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| Issue 57

The reign of the dinosaurs ended in spring

The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs struck Earth during springtime. Scientists have determined this by analyzing the remains of fish that died directly after the impact.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Chemistry, Earth science, News from the EIROs
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| Issue 57

Colour in nature: think pink

What do carrots and flamingos have in common? At first glance, not much, but look closer. Their rosy glows have surprisingly similar origins!

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Chemistry
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November 3, 2021 | Issue 55

What is it good for? Basic versus applied research

Basic research is often misunderstood by the public and misconstrued by the media. Try this role play to learn how research is funded and how basic research advances and protects society.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, General science, Health, Science and society, Careers in STEM
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| Issue 55

The dark side of fireworks

Fireworks release more than just sound and light. Read about the environmental costs of this centuries-old entertainment.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Chemistry, Earth science, Science and society, Sustainability
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