Earthquake education

August 25, 2016 | Issue 36

As our thoughts are with the victims of the latest earthquake in Italy, you may wish to explore the science involved.

Ages: under 11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Earthquakes, Plate tectonics, Earth science, Physical geography, Geography


Microbes as a medicine

July 27, 2016 | Issue 36

The diverse bacteria in and around us can influence our health in a multitude of ways

Ages: not applicable; Keywords: Biology, Health, ESOF16, ESOF


Doping in the modern age

July 26, 2016 | Issue 36

How science is trying to keep up with the cheats

Ages: not applicable; Keywords: Biology, Health, ESOF16, Sport


Missions to the Moon

July 21, 2016 | Issue 36

What we learnt from the first moon landing, and the curious questions that remain.

Ages: not applicable; Keywords: Moon, Earth and Space, Space, Astronomy, Solar systems


Redox resources

July 13, 2016 | Issue 36

Using everyday examples to teach about oxidation-reduction reactions. 

Ages: not applicable; Keywords: Redox, Redox reactions


Asteroids: perilous but preventable

June 24, 2016 | Issue 36

A collection of cosmic resources for Asteroid Day

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


From greens to genes: healthy eating and nutrition

June 2, 2016 | Issue 36

Getting students excited about eating greens might be hard, but motivating them to learn about nutrition doesn’t have to be. 

Ages: not applicable; Keywords: Health and diet, Genetics, Nutrition


The sweet taste of science

June 1, 2016 | Issue 36

As a ‘scientist / inventor in residence’ at a primary school, teacher Carole Kenrick inspires children and is inspired by them.

Ages: under 11; Keywords: Careers in science


Bruno Pin: a lifetime of sharing knowledge

May 31, 2016 | Issue 36

Bruno Pin can go a long way to find new methods of making science meaningful to his students.

Ages: under 11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Careers in science


Destination fusion

May 30, 2016 | Issue 36

Five young researchers are working to create a star on Earth.

Ages: not applicable; Keywords: Fusion, Nuclear physics, Physics


Energising enzyme activities

May 27, 2016 | Issue 36

Activities you can use again and again, much like enzymes themselves.

Ages: not applicable; Keywords: Enzyme, Enzymes



How plankton gets jet-lagged

May 31, 2016 | Issue 36

One of the world’s largest migrations is probably driven by a hormone that governs our sleep patterns.

Ages: 11-14; Keywords: Physics, Evolution, Health Education, General biology, Neurology, Behavioural science


Cellular redox – living chemistry

May 31, 2016 | Issue 36

Learn how fluorescent biosensors can monitor the chemistry inside living cells.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Biology, Chemistry, Cancer, Redox reactions, Cell metabolism


On track: technology for runners

May 31, 2016 | Issue 36

When we watch elite runners breaking world records, we rarely think about the chemistry and physics of the running tracks.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental chemistry


Surfing waves, erasing memories and a twist on the tokamak

May 26, 2016 | Issue 36

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 the EIROs.

Ages: not applicable;



Smart measurements of the heavens

June 6, 2016 | Issue 36

Get your students to use their smartphones for some hands-on astronomy.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Maths, Physics, Astrophysics, History, Space


Ready, set, infect!

May 31, 2016 | Issue 36

Recreate the epic fight between pathogens and the immune system in your classroom.

Ages: 11-14; Keywords: Immune system, Biology, Infectious diseases


Teaching with Rosetta and Philae

May 31, 2016 | Issue 36

How a great achievement of the European Space Agency can become an inspiration for your students.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Space, Objects in space, Astronomy, Solar systems


Molecular gastronomy in the chemistry classroom

May 26, 2016 | Issue 36

Alginate bubbles are useful in chemistry lessons as well as in molecular gastronomy. 

Ages: 11-14, 14-16; Keywords: Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Luminescence, Acid base reactions, Convection



Editorial issue 36

May 26, 2016 | Issue 36

Welcome to the new issue of Science in School. It may not be so obvious at first glance, but there’s something different about this issue.

Ages: not applicable;