INSPIRE

Inspire

Advent calendar 2015: week four

December 17, 2015 | Issue 34

Welcome to the Science in School Advent calendar for 2015.

Ages: under 11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;

Inspire

Watch Principia live

December 15, 2015 | Issue 34

Watch the launch of ESA astronaut Tim Peake, NASA astronaut Tim Kopra and Russian commander Yuri Malenchenko to the International Space Station on 15 December at 11:03 GMT (12:03 CET).

Ages: under 11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Tim Peake, Astronaut

Inspire

Advent calendar 2015: week three

December 11, 2015 | Issue 34

Welcome to the Science in School Advent calendar for 2015.

Ages: under 11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;

Inspire

Advent calendar 2015: week two

December 6, 2015 | Issue 34

Welcome to the Science in School Advent calendar for 2015

Ages: under 11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;

Inspire

Advent calendar 2015: week one

November 30, 2015 | Issue 34

Welcome to the Science in School Advent calendar for 2015.

Ages: under 11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;

Inspire

Teacher on the high seas

November 23, 2015 | Issue 34

Educator, student and Arctic explorer combined – Giulia Realdon can’t think of a better job than being a science teacher.

Ages: not applicable; Keywords: Teaching resources, Artic regions, Careers in science
 

Inspire

The mathematician who became a biologist

November 23, 2015 | Issue 34

Theodore Alexandrov is taking what he learned from working on the economy and applying it to the chemicals on our skin.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Mathematics, Biology, Molecular biology
   



UNDERSTAND

Understand

Planet parade in the morning sky

January 28, 2016 | Issue 34

Right now (and continuing until late February 2016), Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter are visible in the sky in a straight line: a rare astronomical show.

Ages: not applicable; Keywords: Planets, Orbit
 

Understand

Infecting climate change

December 7, 2015 | Issue 34

Viruses help carbon sink deep down in the oceans.

Ages: 14-16; Keywords: Climate change, Climate, Virus, Infectious diseases
 

Understand

Unexpected climate change

December 1, 2015 | Issue 34

Reporting from the COP21 conference in Paris, we ask why ‘global warming’ can actually make the weather colder.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Climate, Climate change, Global warming
 

Understand

A safari in your mouth’s microbial jungle

November 25, 2015 | Issue 34

A citizen science project travelled over 7000 km to explore the microbial population in students’ mouths.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Biology, Health, Hygiene, Scientific method
       

Understand

Planetary energy budgets

November 25, 2015 | Issue 34

Understanding Earth’s climate system can teach us about other planets.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Geography, Biology
       

Understand

Learning from laughter

November 25, 2015 | Issue 34

Neuroscientist and stand-up comic Sophie Scott explains the complexity and social importance of laughter.

Ages: under 11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, ICT, Music, Social sciences, Relations in class and in school, Social media
         

Understand

Space, student visits and new science

November 24, 2015 | Issue 34

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.

Ages: not applicable;



TEACH

Teach

Doing is understanding: science fun in India

November 26, 2015 | Issue 34

School children in India built their own digital microscope, bent light and investigated gas laws. Find out how.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16; Keywords: Microscopy, Light, Gas laws
 

Teach

Experimenting with storytelling

November 26, 2015 | Issue 34

Folktales can be a great way to introduce hands-on science into the primary-school classroom.

Ages: under 11; Keywords: All sciences
       

Teach

High flyers: thinking like an engineer

November 25, 2015 | Issue 34

Designing a glider wing helps students understand forces and what it means to be an engineer.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Physics, Material science, Engineering
   

Teach

Microplastics: small but deadly

November 25, 2015 | Issue 34

Try these hands-on activities to introduce your students to microplastics – a hazard for fish and other marine animals – and to our responsibilities to our environment.

Ages: under 11, 11-14, 14-16; Keywords: Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Organic chemistry
   



EDITORIAL

Editorial

Editorial issue 34

November 26, 2015 | Issue 34

Ahead of the traditional New Year resolutions, Science in School has changed its look.

Ages: not applicable;