About Science in School

Science in School aims to support teachers in the delivery of their STEM curricula, by connecting them to inspiring, cutting-edge science and technology, in order to foster positive attitudes towards the science that shapes their lives, and attract students to careers in these fields.

The programme supports science teaching both across Europe and across disciplines: highlighting the best in teaching and cutting-edge research. It covers not only biology, physics and chemistry, but also earth sciences, engineering and health, focusing on interdisciplinary work.

The contents include teaching materials and projects in science education, up-to-date information on cutting-edge science, interviews with inspiring scientists and teachers, reviews of books and other resources, and many other useful resources for science teachers. The main language of publication is English, and we aim to provide translations when possible in other European languages.

Science in School originated as a quarterly print journal. Following a 2019 review, EIROforum decided to move to an online-only model to better reflect changing digital competencies and encourage wider take-up. The transition to the new model will occur in late 2020.

With very few exceptions, articles in Science in School are published under Creative Commons copyright licences that allow the materials to be re-used with varying limitations. Please see the details on the copyright page.

You don't have to register to read and download any of the articles on our website. However, registering on the website (free) will allow you to receive email alerts, and leave comments on articles. 

Published and funded as a cooperative venture by the eight European research organizations of the EIROforum, a collaboration between eight of Europe‚Äôs largest inter-governmental scientific research organisations, the journal is a non-profit activity and is hosted by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany.