INSPIRE

Inspire

Mercury and Mars in May

May 3, 2016 | issue 35

The month of May brings with it two different planetary wonders, allowing us to recreate calculations first made 300 years ago

Ages: not applicable; Keywords: Planets, Orbit, Space, Astronomy, Solar systems

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A world without trees

April 22, 2016 | issue 35

Contemplating the consequences of a tree-free planet.

Ages: not applicable; Keywords: Biodiversity

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World Health Day 2016: Beat diabetes

April 7, 2016 | issue 35

Raising awareness of the rise in diabetes

Ages: not applicable; Keywords: Health, Health and disease, Health and diet

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Respiration: making use of microorganisms

April 4, 2016 | issue 35

Turn your classroom into a mini biotechnology laboratory to learn about respiration 

Ages: not applicable; Keywords: Micro-organismes, Microbiology, Microorganisms
 

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Ten years: time to celebrate

March 30, 2016 | issue 35

To mark the 10th anniversary of the journal, we are hosting a virtual party. Join in by using some of our articles to teach science with a festive twist.

Ages: not applicable; Keywords: Chemistry, Chemical reactions

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The science of spring

March 24, 2016 | issue 35

Getting under the shell of Easter symbols 

Ages: not applicable; Keywords: Teaching resources

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Thinking about brain awareness week

March 15, 2016 | issue 35

Get your cogs turning and your students’ brains ticking with these articles and activities

Ages: not applicable; Keywords: Brain, Teaching resources

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Ten years: ten of our most popular articles

March 3, 2016 | issue 35

Enjoy a nostalgic look back at some of your favourite articles from the Science in School archive.

Ages: not applicable; Keywords: All sciences
 

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Illusioneering, by Peter McOwan and Matt Parker

March 2, 2016 | issue 35

At first glance, science and magic seem like chalk and cheese, but as the writer Arthur C Clarke pointed out, “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” The feeling of wonder that keeps scientists hooked to their research can also captivate a magician’s audience.…

Ages: not applicable; Keywords: Teaching resources



UNDERSTAND

Understand

A decade in review

March 7, 2016 | issue 35

How ten years of science at the EIROforum member institutions has led to many new discoveries.

Ages: not applicable; Keywords: All sciences

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Unpicking scientific mysteries across Europe

March 2, 2016 | issue 35

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 the EIROs.

Ages: not applicable;

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Analysing art in the Louvre

February 25, 2016 | issue 35

Claire Pacheco explores ancient art puzzles with modern techniques.

Ages: 16-19; Keywords: Physics, Particle physics, History, Art
       

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Sports in a spin

February 24, 2016 | issue 35

Sporting success requires hard work and talent, and there’s an awful lot of physics determining the perfect shot.

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

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Opening seashells to reveal climate secrets

February 24, 2016 | issue 35

Seashells are more than just pretty objects: they also help scientists reconstruct past climates.

Ages: 14-16; Keywords: Biology, Geology, Chemistry, Climate change, Climate
         

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Fifty shades of muddy green

February 24, 2016 | issue 35

To support children with colour vision deficiency in our classrooms, we have to understand their condition.

Ages: under 11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: General science
     



TEACH

Teach

Sunspots on a rotating Sun

March 2, 2016 | issue 35

Explore simple harmonic motion with real astronomical images.

Ages: 16-19; Keywords: Maths, Physics, Astronomy
     

Teach

Geometry can take you to the Moon

February 29, 2016 | issue 35

Measure the distance from Earth to the Moon using high-school geometry and an international network of schools and observatories. 

Ages: 14-16; Keywords: Maths, Physics, Astrophysics, Mathematics, Geography, computer science
   

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Living light: the chemistry of bioluminescence

February 29, 2016 | issue 35

Brighten up your chemistry lessons by looking at bioluminescence.

Ages: 16-19; Keywords: Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Luminescence, Bioluminescence
           

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‘Eggsperiments’ for Easter

February 25, 2016 | issue 35

This Easter, have some intriguing science fun with eggs. You’ll never look at them the same way again!

Ages: under 11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Physics, 3D shapes, Motion, Pressure
   

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Handwarmer science

February 25, 2016 | issue 35

Help your students explore an exothermic reaction using the real-world example of a self-heating patch.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Chemistry, Chemical reactions
   



EDITORIAL

Editorial

Editorial issue 35

February 25, 2016 | issue 35

This issue marks a very special milestone for us: it’s ten years since the first issue of Science in School was published.

Ages: not applicable;