INSPIRE

Inspire

Designing a school: taking science out of the classroom

February 22, 2012 | Issue 22

How can the architecture of a school influence its teaching? Allan Andersen, head teacher of Copenhagen’s Ørestad Gymnasium, tells Adam Gristwood and Eleanor Hayes.

Ages: not applicable; Keywords: Teaching resources
           

Inspire

Camp of brilliant brains

February 22, 2012 | Issue 22

Petra Nieckchen from EFDA reports on the 23rd European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) in Helsinki, Finland.

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Inspire

Diving into research at the EIROforum teacher school

February 22, 2012 | Issue 22

Does school feel a long way from modern science? Sonia Furtado Neves explains how 30 teachers recently experienced the thrill of cutting-edge research.

Ages: not applicable; Keywords: Event
     



UNDERSTAND

Understand

Harnessing the power of the Sun: fusion reactors

February 22, 2012 | Issue 22

Renewable, clean, unlimited energy – how can it be achieved? Christine Rüth from EFDA introduces the tokamak, the most advanced fusion device.

Ages: under 11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Physics, Environmental science, Energy production, Fusion, Sustainability, Interdisciplinary
           

Understand

Revealing the secrets of permafrost

February 22, 2012 | Issue 22

Studying permafrost enables us to look not only into the past, but also into the future. Miguel Ángel de Pablo, Miguel Ramos, Gonçalo Vieira and Antonio Molina explain.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Biology, Physics, Geology, Chemistry, Environmental science, Meteorology
       

Understand

Maggie Aderin-Pocock: a career in space

February 22, 2012 | Issue 22

As a child, Maggie Aderin-Pocock dreamed of going into space. She hasn’t quite managed it yet, but she’s got pretty close, as she tells Eleanor Hayes.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Physics, Space, Careers in science, Women in science, Science around us
             

Understand

Black holes, magnetism and cancer

February 22, 2012 | Issue 22

Science in School is published by EIROforum, a collaboration between eight of Europe’s largest inter-governmental scientific research organisations. This article reviews some of the latest news from the EIROforum members (EIROs).

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Understand

Hydrogen: the green energy carrier of the future?

February 22, 2012 | Issue 22

Hydrogen may be the fuel of the future, but how can we produce it sustainably? Karin Willquist explains.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Biology, Biochemistry, Environmental science, Organic chemistry, Hydrogen economy, Energy
                 

Understand

Genetic fingerprinting: a look inside

February 22, 2012 | Issue 22

In popular TV detective series, genetic fingerprinting is commonly used to identify criminals. Sara Müller and Heike Göllner-Heibült take a look behind the scenes.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Biology, Genetics, Forensic science
               



TEACH

Teach

Build your own microscope: following in Robert Hooke’s footsteps

February 22, 2012 | Issue 22

Nektarios Tsagliotis explains how to build an effective microscope using simple materials – enabling your students to discover a hidden world, just as Robert Hooke did in 1665.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Biology, Physics, Microscopy, Lenses, Optics
           

Teach

Sky-high science: building rockets at school

February 22, 2012 | Issue 22

Ever wanted to launch a rocket? Jan-Erik Rønningen, Frida Vestnes, Rohan Sheth and Maria Råken from the European Space Camp explain how.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Maths, Physics, Space
     

Teach

Bad science: how to learn from science in the media

February 22, 2012 | Issue 22

When you read the newspaper, how do you know what to believe? Ed Walsh guides you and your students through the minefield of science in the media.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16; Keywords: Biology, Digestion, General science
             



EDITORIAL

Editorial

Welcome to the twenty-second issue of SIS

February 22, 2012 | Issue 22

TV detectives often rely on genetic fingerprinting to track down criminals, but what is the science behind the technique?

Ages: not applicable;