Welcome to the summer issue of Science in School. While we are nearing the end of the school year, we are still in the middle of 2019, which has been officially named the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements.
Science in School is published by EIROforum, a collaboration between eight of Europe’s largest intergovernmental scientific research organisations (EIROs). This article reviews some of the latest news from the EIROs.
Find out how women scientists contributed to knowledge of the chemical elements – and what this tells us about the nature of scientific work, then and now.
An advanced technology that combines high-frequency sound waves with laser light is giving researchers and clinicians a new way of seeing living tissue.
Human activities continue to influence our climate on a global scale, but a number of other interlinked mechanisms also play a role.
The periodic table hangs on the wall in just about every chemistry classroom. But its now-iconic design could have looked very different.
Teenagers are in transition from childhood to adulthood, so why does their behaviour differ from both these phases? Neuropsychologist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore is looking for answers to this perennial question.
Prepare for lift-off with these simple activities that demonstrate some of the key principles of space science.
Use thin-layer chromatography to discover the variety of pigments that play a role in photosynthesis and give leaves their colour.
How much do your students know about the properties of the chemical elements and how they are used? Find out with this elements quiz, based on articles in Science in School.
You’ll need to put your money on the table for this batch of tricks, then use your scientific knowledge to make ‘cents’ of what happens!