2020 web-only articles

Understand

Alien life and where to find it

As space missions venture to the moons of Jupiter and Saturn – and beyond – to look for the conditions for life, what alien life forms might be found in such exotic environments?

Coronavirus: the science in brief

As scientists worldwide try to understand and help tackle the coronavirus pandemic, we take a brief look at what is currently known about this new virus. 

Teach

Grow your own statistical data

Would your students prefer to grow edible crops or wrangle with statistics? Here’s a way to combine these activities in a real-world application of statistical analysis.

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.

Science (and more) crossword

Here’s another scientific crossword puzzle to help keep your students busy – and perhaps even a little entertained.

Science at home: ideas for remote teaching

Here are some ideas for home-based experiments and other learning activities that students can do outside the classroom, all drawn from the Science in School Teach archive.