Run your coding experiment in space

June 4, 2018 | Issue 44

The European Space Agency’s Astro Pi Challenge gives students the chance to conduct their own science investigation on the International Space Station.

Ages: under 11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Space, Programming



Reflecting the Universe: building the world’s largest telescopes

June 7, 2018 | Issue 44

For hundreds of years, telescopes have helped astronomers unravel the mysteries of the Universe. But what’s involved in making – and maintaining – the complex instruments of today?

Ages: 11-14, 14-16; Keywords: Waves, Optics, Space


Evolution in action: from genetic change to new species

June 7, 2018 | Issue 44

How do new species – or completely new types of organism – emerge? Time and separation are the key factors.

Ages: 16-19; Keywords: Evolution, Evolutionary biology, Genetics



Look out! The physics of road safety

June 11, 2018 | Issue 44

Use equations of motion to work out what happened in a car crash – and learn some valuable life lessons.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Newton’s laws of motion, Linear motion


Go bananas for biochemistry

June 4, 2018 | Issue 44

Learn about a variety of biochemical processes with these quick, simple experiments using one of the world’s favourite fruits.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Energy production, Sugar metabolism, Cell metabolism



Editorial issue 44

June 12, 2018 | Issue 44

The school year is gradually drawing to a close. Teachers across Europe may soon breathe a sigh of relief as they close their classroom doors for the summer holiday, hopefully leaving the stress of a challenging term behind them.

Ages: not applicable;