INSPIRE

Inspire

Science teaching in the spotlight

September 3, 2015 | Issue 33

A packed schedule brought teachers from across Europe and Canada to share ideas, best practice and a lot of fun.

Ages: not applicable; Keywords: Event report

   

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UNDERSTAND

Understand

An almost fearless brain

September 7, 2015 | Issue 33

Wouldn’t it be great to live without fear? Or would it? Research is showing just how important fear can be.

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

           

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Understand

Structural colour: peacocks, Romans and Robert Hooke

September 7, 2015 | Issue 33

For thousands of years, nature has produced brilliant visual effects. What is the physical principle behind it and how can we use it?

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Biology, Physics, History, Material science, Optics

         

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Towards a better lithium-ion battery

September 7, 2015 | Issue 33

Watching what happens to the electrodes in a lithium-ion battery with neutron science.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Physics, Chemistry, Electricity, Electrochemistry, Materials

         

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Infectious cancers: the DNA story

September 4, 2015 | Issue 33

What makes a cell turn cancerous – and how does a cancer become infectious? In the second of two articles on transmissible cancers, Elizabeth Murchison explains what the genetic details tell us.

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

                 

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Tara: an ocean odyssey

September 3, 2015 | Issue 33

After four years travelling around the globe, the schooner Tara has returned with a world’s worth of scientific results.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Oceans

         

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Winners, workshops and illuminating science

September 3, 2015 | Issue 33

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

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TEACH

Teach

Science under your skin: activities with tattoo inks

September 3, 2015 | Issue 33

Why not make science relevant to your students’ lives with some simple practical activities using tattoo inks?

Ages: 14-16; Keywords: Chemistry, Biochemistry, Personal social health and citizenship education

       

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Do leaves need chlorophyll for growth?

September 3, 2015 | Issue 33

When next teaching photosynthesis, try these simple experiments with variegated plants.

Ages: < 11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Biology, Maths, Mathematics, Photosynthesis

     

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Glitter, glue and physics too

September 2, 2015 | Issue 33

Explore physics in a new way by creating a model of particle collisions using craft materials.

Ages: < 11, 11-14, 14-16; Keywords: Physics, Art, Arts and crafts

   

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EDITORIAL

Editorial

Welcome to the 33rd issue of Science in School

September 7, 2015 | Issue 33

Even though teachers don’t go to school during the ‘holidays’, they are still working. There are the new curricula to read and lessons to plan, and perhaps even exams to mark. During my summer, I’ve met some of you at conferences and workshops, where we shared advice on how best to teach…

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