INSPIRE

Inspire

Understanding the teenage brain

June 12, 2019 | Issue 47

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.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Brain

   

Article PDF



UNDERSTAND

Understand

Ten things that affect our climate

June 11, 2019 | Issue 47

Human activities continue to influence our climate on a global scale, but a number of other interlinked mechanisms also play a role.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Physical geography, Atmospheric physics, Evolutionary biology, Ecology

             

Article PDF

Understand

Photoacoustics: seeing with sound

June 11, 2019 | Issue 47

An advanced technology that combines high-frequency sound waves with laser light is giving researchers and clinicians a new way of seeing living tissue.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Disease diagnosis, Animal models

     

Article PDF

Understand

In their element: women of the periodic table

June 11, 2019 | Issue 47

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.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Periodic table, Isotopes, Radioactive elements, Women in science

       

Article PDF



TEACH

Teach

Fantastic feats: magic with money

June 13, 2019 | Issue 47

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!

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Maths, Mathematics, Statistics, Bernoulli equation, Surface tension

 

Article PDF

Teach

Colour, chlorophyll and chromatography

June 12, 2019 | Issue 47

Use thin-layer chromatography to discover the variety of pigments that play a role in photosynthesis and give leaves their colour.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Separating mixtures, Structural determination, Practical techniques, Bonding and polarity, Photosynthesis

 

Article PDF

Teach

Quiz: elemental pursuit

June 12, 2019 | Issue 47

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.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Periodic table, History of chemistry, Properties of matter

     

Article PDF

Teach

Rocket science made easy

June 12, 2019 | Issue 47

Prepare for lift-off with these simple activities that demonstrate some of the key principles of space science.

Ages: < 11, 11-14; Keywords: Gravity, Forces, Newton’s laws of motion, Relativity

   

Article PDF



EDITORIAL

Editorial

Editorial issue 47

June 11, 2019 | Issue 47

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.

Ages: not applicable;

   

Article PDF