INSPIRE

Inspire

Soup – an evidence-based medicine?

October 19, 2020 | Issue 50

Could chicken soup and other traditional home-made broths have healing powers? Bioscientist Jake Baum decided to explore this question – with the help of a local primary school.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Medicine

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Young people and the future of our planet

September 30, 2020 | Issue 50

Register for the upcoming EMBL Science & Society Conference to join the debate on responses to loss of biodiversity and climate change. Registration is free for High School students and teachers.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Careers in science, Environment, Climate change

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Keeping science engaging: Online resources for students during COVID-19

September 10, 2020 | Issue 50

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed science and research into the spotlight. Whilst there has been a huge amount of science in the news, physical restrictions have made it impossible for students to visit science institutions. To enable students to keep exploring science virtually, the Science in…

Ages: not applicable; Keywords: Teaching resources

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Science at home: distance learning with EMBL

June 2, 2020 | Issue 50

Explore the educational resources created by one of Europe’s leading laboratories, from school lectures to kitchen experiments.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Teaching resources

 

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Science at home: ideas for remote teaching

April 7, 2020 | Issue 50

Here are some ideas for home-based experiments and other learning activities that students can do outside the classroom, all drawn from the Science in School Teach archive.

Ages: < 11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Teaching resources

   



UNDERSTAND

Understand

Discovery and controversy: stories from the chemical elements

June 2, 2020 | Issue 50

How do discoveries happen in science? Despite popular stories of ‘eureka moments’, the reality is usually much more complex.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: History of science, Periodic table, Isotopes, How science works

       

Understand

Coronavirus: the science in brief

April 16, 2020 | Issue 50

As scientists worldwide try to understand and help tackle the coronavirus pandemic, we take a brief look at what is currently known about this new virus. 

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Biology, Health, Science and society

       

Understand

Alien life and where to find it

March 16, 2020 | Issue 50

As space missions venture to the moons of Jupiter and Saturn – and beyond – to look for the conditions for life, what alien life forms might be found in such exotic environments?

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Solar systems, Astrobiology, Planet structure, What is life?

         



TEACH

Teach

Do you know your water footprint?

June 3, 2020 | Issue 50

Fresh water is a scarce resource on our planet – but how many of us are aware of how much water is needed to make the foods we eat every day?

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Water cycle, Water availability, Sustainable development, Chemistry of food, Health and diet, Health

 

Teach

Science (and more) crossword

April 1, 2020 | Issue 50

Here’s another scientific crossword puzzle to help keep your students busy – and perhaps even a little entertained.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Teaching resources

Teach

Tell me about it: adventures in science communication

March 17, 2020 | Issue 50

Scientists often need to communicate their subject to non-experts, such as policymakers and the public. This absorbing structured activity challenges school students to do the same.

Ages: 14-16; Keywords: History of science, Science communication, How science works

 

Teach

Grow your own statistical data

March 16, 2020 | Issue 50

Would your students prefer to grow edible crops or wrangle with statistics? Here’s a way to combine these activities in a real-world application of statistical analysis.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Statistics, Scientific method, Plant growth