Issue 51


Editorial Issue 51

Meet the new editorial team and learn what's in store for Science in School this year.


Pulling together: a collaborative research approach to study COVID-19

How have scientists been working to tackle COVID-19 during the pandemic? This interview from European XFEL gives some interesting insight.

Insights into magnetic bacteria may guide research into medical nanorobots

Beyond the five senses: Some bacteria can sense magnetic fields. Learn how they do this and how this could help us design nanorobots.

Ancient tiny teeth reveal first mammals lived more like reptiles

A study of 200 million-year-old teeth from the earliest mammals provides fascinating insight into how they lived.

Fusion vs fission

Fusion and fission: both release energy, but how do these processes differ and what are the implications for electricity generation?

ESO telescope observes exoplanet where it rains iron

Ever wondered what the weather is like on planets outside our solar system? Scientists have recently discovered an exoplanet where it rains iron!


Meet the EIROs

You may know that Science in School is published by EIROforum, but who are the EIROs and what can they offer teachers?

Screen time: fantastic film clips from the EIROs

A motion picture is worth a thousand words.

Recent highlights from Science in School

Take another look at some of our favourite articles from recent issues of Science in School.


States of matter & phase transitions

Explore phase transitions between different states of matter through a series of engaging hands-on experiments.

Microbial genome puzzles

How do scientists piece together genomic information from sequencing data? Play these two fun online puzzles to find out.

Landing on the Moon - planning and designing a lunar lander

Your mission: to land an intrepid egg-naut safely on the surface of the Moon and learn about classical mechanics along the way.


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