INSPIRE

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Free online teaching materials

December 9, 2007 | Issue 7

It can be difficult and time consuming to develop materials for really good science lessons. Many scientific research organisations, however, provide teaching resources, often designed together with teachers. Researchers provide scientific expertise and the teachers bring years of experience in the…

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

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Kitchen Chemistry, By Ted Lister and Heston Blumenthal

December 6, 2007 | Issue 7

Why do some people find that their urine smells horribly after eating asparagus? Should green beans be cooked with the lid on or off? How hot are chilli peppers? What affects the colour and texture of cooked vegetables? These are a few of the questions that the Kitchen Chemistry book and CD-ROM aim…

Ages: < 11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Chemistry

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Chemistry: a career catalyst

December 6, 2007 | Issue 7

Gemma Guilera tells Montserrat Capellas about the joys of her rollercoaster approach to life. Fearlessly, she has started a new life more than once, making her home in very different European cities in the pursuit of a scientific career. Today, she faces a new challenge: motherhood.

Ages: 16-19; Keywords: Careers in science

 

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UNDERSTAND

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Fighting an old enemy: tuberculosis

December 9, 2007 | Issue 7

Tuberculosis isn’t something Europeans normally worry about. But the disease is re-emerging and is resistant to many of our drugs. Claire Ainsworth describes how Matthias Wilmanns and his team are trying to hold the disease back.

Ages: 16-19; Keywords: Disease diagnosis, Health and disease, Infectious diseases

         

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The great migration

December 9, 2007 | Issue 7

Why are cells like wildebeest? Laura Spinney investigates the migration of cells and the formation of organs, using the tiny and transparent zebrafish.

Ages: 16-19; Keywords: Biology, Cells, Cell proliferation, Cell biology, Cell specialisation

           

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Mercury: a poisonous solution

December 6, 2007 | Issue 7

Sigrid Griet Eeckhout from the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble, France, investigates what determines the toxicity of mercury compounds – and how X-ray light is helping to solve the mystery.

Ages: 16-19; Keywords: Metals, Properties of metals, Elements, X-rays, Light

           

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Interview with Lewis Wolpert

December 6, 2007 | Issue 7

Professor Lewis Wolpert discusses his controversial ideas about belief, science education and much more with Vienna Leigh from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory.

Ages: 16-19; Keywords: Careers in science

           

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Fusion in the Universe: gamma-ray bursts

December 6, 2007 | Issue 7

Henri Boffin from ESOw1 in Garching, Germany, follows the mystery of gamma-ray bursts from their first discovery to the most recent research on these dramatic astronomical explosions.

Ages: 16-19; Keywords: Fusion, Stars, Nuclear physics, Astrophysics, Physics

                 

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What do we know about climate? The evidence for climate change

December 6, 2007 | Issue 7

In the first of two articles, climate researcher Rasmus Benestad from the Norwegian Meteorological Institute examines the evidence for climate change.

Ages: 16-19; Keywords: Climate, Climate change, Geography, Global warming, CO2, Carbon Dioxide

               

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TEACH

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Primary circuses of experiments

December 9, 2007 | Issue 7

Catch them young! Alex Griffin, Tim Harrison and Dudley Shallcross from the University of Bristol, UK, show how important it is to interest young children in science – and how much fun it can be!

Ages: < 11; Keywords: Teaching resources

         

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Learning through research: a Serbian tradition

December 9, 2007 | Issue 7

Srdjan Verbic tells the story of the Petnica Science Center, which brings enthusiastic students (and teachers) from across Europe to a village in Serbia, where together they discover the joy and fascination of science.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: General science

   

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Classroom@Sea: bringing real marine science into the classroom

December 4, 2007 | Issue 7

Bringing marine science into the classroom can be challenging work for teachers. So why not take the classroom – and the teachers – to sea? Vikki Gunn’s Classroom@Sea project does just that.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Marine environments, Oceans, Climate change

 

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Students Catch a Star: researching and observing a solar eclipse

December 4, 2007 | Issue 7

Students Jan Měšťan and Jan Kotek and teacher Marek Tyle from the Gymnázium Písek in the Czech Republic won the 2007 Catch a Star competition. Sai Pathmanathan describes their prize-winning project.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Stars, Astronomy, Space, Solar systems

     

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EDITORIAL

Editorial

Welcome to the seventh issue of Science in School

December 6, 2007 | Issue 7

In our feature article, Vienna Leigh interviews Professor Lewis Wolpert, who leads a research group on the development of the embryo and is active in science communication. He shares with us his controversial ideas about belief, science education and much more. Whether you agree with him or not,…

Ages: not applicable;

 

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