INSPIRE

Inspire

Science surrounding the double helix discovery

April 25, 2017 | Issue 39

What scientific evidence led to Watson and Crick’s big breakthrough and how far has genetics come since their discovery in 1953? Click on the links to understand more, as well as for tips and activities for teaching about DNA. 

Ages: not applicable; Keywords: DNA
 

Inspire

Bringing structures to life

March 14, 2017 | Issue 39

Teachers from across Europe discover the beauty of protein crystallography.

Ages: not applicable; Keywords: Protein structure
 



UNDERSTAND

Understand

Life models

March 20, 2017 | Issue 39

Model organisms – yeast, worms, flies and mice – help researchers to probe the secrets of life.

Ages: 16-19; Keywords: Biology, Evolution
           

Understand

Science goes underground

March 20, 2017 | Issue 39

Scientists are searching deep underground for hard-to-detect particles that stream across the Universe.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Physics, Radioactivity, Particle physics, Astrophysics
       

Understand

Climate change: why the oceans matter

March 20, 2017 | Issue 39

The role of our oceans in climate change is more complicated than you might think.

Ages: 16-19; Keywords: Biology, Chemistry, Earth science
           

Understand

Turning on the cosmic microphone

March 14, 2017 | Issue 39

A new tool lets astronomers ‘listen’ to the Universe for the first time.

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

Understand

Sea cucumbers, celebrations and student internships

March 14, 2017 | Issue 39

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;
 



TEACH

Teach

Cans with a kick: the science of energy drinks

March 21, 2017 | Issue 39

If you ever buy an energy drink as a pick-me-up, do you know what it contains? Here we use laboratory chemistry to find out.

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

Teach

Parallax: reaching the stars with geometry

March 21, 2017 | Issue 39

How far away are the stars? Explore in your classroom how astronomers measure distances in space.

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

Teach

Hooked on science

March 21, 2017 | Issue 39

Encouraging your students to create science videos can be a way of catching – and keeping – their attention.

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

Teach

Fantastic feats

March 21, 2017 | Issue 39

Entertain your audiences with these tricky feats, which showcase Newton’s laws of motion in action.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Physics, History, Mathematics, Maths
 



EDITORIAL

Editorial

Editorial issue 39

March 21, 2017 | Issue 39

Spring is in the air: the first flush of green, that unmistakeable springtime smell and, of course, the rising temperatures.

Ages: not applicable;