Issue 36


Editorial issue 36

Welcome to the new issue of Science in School. It may not be so obvious at first glance, but there’s something different about this issue.

News from the EIROs

Surfing waves, erasing memories and a twist on the tokamak

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 the EIROs.


How plankton gets jet-lagged

One of the world’s largest migrations is probably driven by a hormone that governs our sleep patterns.

Making laser flashes meet their mark

Take a closer look at the construction of European XFEL.

Cellular redox – living chemistry

Learn how fluorescent biosensors can monitor the chemistry inside living cells.

On track: technology for runners

When we watch elite runners breaking world records, we rarely think about the chemistry and physics of the running tracks.


Bruno Pin: a lifetime of sharing knowledge

Bruno Pin can go a long way to find new methods of making science meaningful to his students.

The sweet taste of science

As a ‘scientist / inventor in residence’ at a primary school, teacher Carole Kenrick inspires children and is inspired by them.

Destination fusion

Five young researchers are working to create a star on Earth.

e-only   Rio 2016 Olympics: science behind the sports

How science helps athletes to succeed 

e-only   Earthquake education

As our thoughts are with the victims of the latest earthquake in Italy, you may wish to explore the science involved.

e-only   Redox resources

Using everyday examples to teach about oxidation-reduction reactions. 

e-only   Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter

Join us for a daily dose of teaching inspiration. 

e-only   Asteroids: perilous but preventable

A collection of cosmic resources for Asteroid Day

e-only   Missions to the Moon

What we learnt from the first moon landing, and the curious questions that remain.

e-only   Doping in the modern age

How science is trying to keep up with the cheats

e-only   Microbes as a medicine

The diverse bacteria in and around us can influence our health in a multitude of ways

e-only   Teaching about blood types: World Blood Donor Day 2016

A range of resources to teach about ABO blood groups 

e-only   From greens to genes: healthy eating and nutrition

Getting students excited about eating greens might be hard, but motivating them to learn about nutrition doesn’t have to be. 

e-only   Energising enzyme activities

Activities you can use again and again, much like enzymes themselves.

e-only   World Oceans Day 2016: Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet

Educate others about the importance of the ocean 


Student competition: the search for the strangest species on Earth

Encourage your students to enter our writing competition – and see their work published. 

Teaching with Rosetta and Philae

How a great achievement of the European Space Agency can become an inspiration for your students.

Smart measurements of the heavens

Get your students to use their smartphones for some hands-on astronomy.

Ready, set, infect!

Recreate the epic fight between pathogens and the immune system in your classroom.

Cracking the genetic code: replicating a scientific discovery

Get your students to crack the genetic code for themselves.

Molecular gastronomy in the chemistry classroom

Alginate bubbles are useful in chemistry lessons as well as in molecular gastronomy. 


Published and funded by EIROforum