INSPIRE

Inspire

Back to School with ESA

September 1, 2021 | Issue 54

Motivate and engage your students with the interdisciplinary school projects run by the European Space Agency (ESA).

Ages: under 11, 14-16, 11-14, 16-19; Keywords: Teaching resources, Space, Earth and Space

Inspire

The physics of Star Wars: introducing accelerator science

September 1, 2021 | Issue 54

Science fiction can be an engaging starting point for scientific discussions. Learn how one research group is using Star Wars to introduce students to accelerator science.

Ages: not applicable; Keywords: Engineering, Particle physics, Science and society



UNDERSTAND

Understand

Organ-on-chip systems and the 3Rs

September 1, 2021 | Issue 54

Organ-on-chip technology can simulate key properties of human physiology. Advanced systems could even one day be used to replace animals in medical research.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Animal models, Drug discovery, Engineering, Medicine, Science and society, Toxicology

Understand

Elements in danger!

September 1, 2021 | Issue 54

When talking of finite resources, the chemical elements themselves are often overlooked. Learn more about elements in danger.

Ages: 11-14, 16-19; Keywords: Elements, Teaching resources, Materials, Sustainability, Technology



TEACH

Teach

Little wonder: pH experiments the microscale way

September 1, 2021 | Issue 54

Drop by drop: Learn about pH chemistry and neutralization reactions, and produce wonderful colours using microscale methods that are cheap, quick, and easy.

Ages: 14-16, 11-14; Keywords: Acid base reactions, Chemical reactions, Chemistry, pH

Teach Sykes Hot Springs USA

Watery world – hands-on experiments from Earthlearningidea

September 1, 2021 | Issue 54

Need inspiration for teaching about fresh water on Earth? Try these Earthlearningideas for classroom activities that can be performed with very little equipment.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Environment, Water cycle, Sustainability

Teach

Build your own virtual accelerator

September 1, 2021 | Issue 54

Build your own virtual particle accelerator with the aid of the acceleratAR app and gain a hands-on, immersive understanding of how these machines work.

Ages: 16-19; Keywords: Particle physics, Physics, Teaching resources, Educational technology



EDITORIAL

Editorial

Editorial

September 1, 2021 | Issue 54

It’s the start of a new school year and we’re back with a new issue and a brand-new website!

Ages: not applicable;