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| Issue 50

Tell me about it: adventures in science communication

Scientists often need to communicate their subject to non-experts, such as policymakers and the public. This absorbing structured activity challenges school students to do the same.

Ages: 14-16;
Topics: General science

| Issue 45

Elements in focus: beryllium

As a lightweight, super-strong metal, beryllium is an engineer’s dream – but it also has some less convenient qualities.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: News from the EIROs, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering

| Issue 37

History in the making

How Anne-Flore Laloë is chronicling the life and works of a scientific institution.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Inspire, Profiles

| Issue 25

Weighing up the evidence: what is a kilo?

​We all know what a kilogram is – or do we? Researchers worldwide are working to define precisely what this familiar unit is.

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

| Issue 25

The numbers game: extending the periodic table

Until a few centuries ago, people believed that the world was made only of earth, air, water and fire. Since then, scientists have discovered 118 elements and the search is on for element 119.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Chemistry

| Issue 14

Natural selection at the molecular level

We know that particular genetic sequences can help us to survive in our environment – this is the basis of evolution. But demonstrating which genetic sequences are beneficial and how they help us to survive is not easy – especially in wild populations. Jarek Bryk describes some relevant recent…

Ages: not applicable;
Topics: Biology, Health