INSPIRE

Inspire

Climbing the PISA ladder

February 17, 2015 | Issue 31

Since the first PISA study in 2000, changes in the system and innovations in the classroom have improved performance in Germany.

Ages: not applicable; Keywords: General science

Inspire

Taking teaching home

February 17, 2015 | Issue 31

At the Royal Institution, science teacher and communicator Alom Shaha has helped develop the Experimental project to boost science at home.

Ages: not applicable; Keywords: Physics, Chemistry, General science
 

Inspire

The aspirin screen experiment

February 17, 2015 | Issue 31

An online resource published by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Ages: not applicable; Keywords: Chemistry, Medicine, Medical research



UNDERSTAND

Understand

Making new connections and learning in new ways

February 25, 2015 | Issue 31

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.

Ages: not applicable;

Understand

The challenging logistics of lunar exploration

February 24, 2015 | Issue 31

The path to the Moon is paved with many challenges. What questions do the next generation of space explorers need to answer?

Ages: under 11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Biology, Physics, Astrophysics, History, Languages, Geography, Astrobiology, Economics
       

Understand

The perfect meal

February 18, 2015 | Issue 31

Psychology is teaching us how to make food sweeter without changing its ingredients.

Ages: 16-19; Keywords: Biology, Neurobiology, Psychology, Philosophy, Nutrition
     

Understand

Fighting HIV with neutrons

February 17, 2015 | Issue 31

When thinking about diffraction studies, X-rays most often come to mind, but neutrons can also provide important structural information – and could help in the fight against HIV.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Biology, Physics, Medical research
       

Understand

Greening chemistry

February 16, 2015 | Issue 31

Chemistry is not always completely environmentally friendly; green chemistry is working to change that.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Chemistry, Environmental science
       



TEACH

Teach

Starlight inside a light bulb

February 25, 2015 | Issue 31

Different stars shine with different colours, and you can use a light bulb to help explain why.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics
   

Teach

An artistic introduction to anthocyanin inks

February 25, 2015 | Issue 31

Making pH-sensitive inks from fruits and vegetables is a creative variation of the cabbage-indicator experiment.

Ages: under 11, 11-14; Keywords: Biology, Physics, Chemistry, History, General science, Art
               

Teach

Coding without computers

February 24, 2015 | Issue 31

Programmes don’t need a computer – turn your students into coders and robots with just pens, paper and a stack of cups.

Ages: under 11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Coding, Programming, computer science
       

Teach

Cell spotting – let’s fight cancer together!

February 18, 2015 | Issue 31

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn,” Benjamin Franklin once said. Make that quote yours and involve your students in a real cancer-research project that will teach them more than just genetics and cell death.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Cancer, Cells, Cell metabolism, Cell biology
           



EDITORIAL

Editorial

Welcome to the 31st issue of Science in School

March 3, 2015 | Issue 31

Now the delighted mother of healthy twin boys, I’m also happy to be back at Science in School, working with Laura and Isabelle to continue their good work on the new design of our journal.

Ages: not applicable;