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| Issue 4

Democs: a conversation card activity for teaching science and citizenship

Karen Smith from NEF, the New Economics Foundation, London, UK, describes an approach to creating a safe space where students can discuss sensitive topics, like stem-cell research or genetically modified food. How can students be encouraged to explore their values in relation to science topics, and…

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Science and society, General science
 

| Issue 3

1000 years of missing science

Yasmin Khan from the Science Museum in London, UK, reveals how deeply our modern civilisation has been enriched by previous Muslim civilisations – and argues for a more balanced approach to the history of science.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Science and society
         

| Issue 3

Alec Jeffreys interview: a pioneer on the frontier of human diversity

Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, the inventor of DNA fingerprinting, remembers his childhood passion for science, explains what we have learned from direct DNA analysis, and describes his work with Chernobyl survivors. Interviewed by Russ Hodge and Anna-Lynn Wegener from the European Molecular Biology…

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Biology, General science, Chemistry, Science and society
     

| Issue 3

What Europeans really think (and know) about science and technology

How much do Europeans really know about science and technology? What do they think about it? Do they even care? Russ Hodge from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory reports on one of the Eurobarometer surveys.

Ages: not applicable;
Topics: Science and society
         

| Issue 2

The chocolate challenge

John Schollar from the National Centre for Biotechnology Education at the University of Reading, UK, finds an excuse for eating one of his favourite foods - chocolate.

Ages: 14-16;
Topics: Science and society, General science
     

| Issue 2

Scientists at play: contraptions for developing science process skills

In the second of two articles on developing the processes of enquiry, hypothesis and testing, Alfredo Tifi, Natale Natale and Antonietta Lombardi describe how to build and apply some of the low-cost equipment they have developed.

Ages: <11, 11-14;
Topics: Physics, Science and society, General science
       

| Issue 2

The scientist of the future

Susan Greenfield and Martin Westwell from the Institute for the Future of the Mind consider the needs of the future scientist.

Ages: not applicable;
Topics: Science and society, General science