INSPIRE

Inspire

Experienced and experiencing teacher

November 19, 2014 | Issue 30

Vasiliki Kioupi has always run science experiments with her students. Now she is also testing various pedagogical methods in her classroom and is moving towards teaching the teachers.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Biology, Maths, Story telling, Enquiry, Pedagogy, Teaching methods
       



UNDERSTAND

Understand

From methional to fried chicken

November 19, 2014 | Issue 30

Methional played centre stage at the recent Second International Contest for Note by Note Cooking. The challenge: to make dishes containing only methional and ‘pure’ compounds such as milk proteins, alcohols, amino acids and flavour chemicals, and, ideally, no plant tissues, meat, fish or eggs

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Biology, Food technology, Chemistry
         

Understand

Reflecting on another three months’ worth of advances

November 19, 2014 | Issue 30

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

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TEACH

Teach

A classroom hydrogen economy

November 19, 2014 | Issue 30

Could hydrogen be the best alternative for fossil fuels? This demonstration shows how a hydrogen economy might work in practice.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Biology, Chemistry
     

Teach

All in the family

November 19, 2014 | Issue 30

Building a hypothetical family portrait can help students to understand genetics.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16; Keywords: Biology, Maths, Art
             

Teach

Build your own particle accelerator

November 19, 2014 | Issue 30

The world’s largest particle accelerator, the LHC, is deepening our understanding of what happened just after the Big Bang. Here’s how to explore the principles of a particle accelerator in your classroom.

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

Teach

Camping under the stars — the ESO Astronomy Camp 2013

November 19, 2014 | Issue 30

On 26 December 2013, after a long and exciting trip, 56 secondary-school students from 18 countries arrived at their destination: the picturesque alpine village of Saint-Barthélemy, Italy, where the Astronomical Observatory of the Autonomous Region of the Aosta Valley (OAVdA) was built because of…

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Spectrometry, Star classifications, Event, Event report, Trip, Visit
       



EDITORIAL

Editorial

Welcome to the thirtieth issue of Science in School

November 19, 2014 | Issue 30

As we finalise the contents of this issue, I’ve been thinking a lot about mentors and teachers. A school reunion is not just an excuse to meet with old friends and classmates, but also an opportunity to revisit the school itself – which invariably seems smaller now than it did even when I was a…

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