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Issue 27

By Julian Merkert, Andrew Brown and Becca Wilson The world’s largest particle accelerator, the LHC, is deepening our understanding of what happened just after the Big Bang. Here’s how to explore the principles of a particle accelerator in your classroom. Particle accelerators like CERN are…

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Science teachers: using education research to make a difference

As a teacher of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM), you are in a perfect position to encourage more students to take up STEM studies and careers. But what are the best ways to inspire students and achieve this goal? Research projects in science education can really help, but…

Ages: not applicable;
Topics: Resources

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A range of scales: from fusing a nucleus to studying a dwarf planet

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.

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Topics: News from the EIROs, Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy / space, Engineering

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Purple fumes: the importance of iodine

Iodine, with its characteristic purple vapours, has myriad applications – from the familiar disinfectant to innovative solar cells.

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