Science teachers: using education research to make a difference

August 19, 2013 | Issue 27

As a teacher of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM), you are in a perfect position to encourage more students to take up STEM studies and careers. But what are the best ways to inspire students and achieve this goal? Research projects in science education can really help, but…

Ages: not applicable
Keywords: Teaching resources


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Purple fumes: the importance of iodine

August 16, 2013 | Issue 27

Iodine, with its characteristic purple vapours, has myriad applications – from the familiar disinfectant to innovative solar cells.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19
Keywords: Biology, Physics, History, Chemistry


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Evolving threats: investigating new zoonotic infections

August 15, 2013 | Issue 27

In the African forest, Fabian Leendertz and his team look for new infectious agents that can be transmitted from animals to humans. Could one of them cause the next pandemic?

Ages: 14-16, 16-19
Keywords: Biology, Evolution, Health, Ecosystems, Climate change


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