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December 8, 2009 | Issue 13

Why is science important? website, By Alom Shaha

Why is science important? “It helps us find out what on Earth is going on.” “It can lay the groundwork for a great career.” “It is our best chance for tomorrow.” “It provides us with opportunities and choices.” These and more statements can be found on Alom Shaha’s webpage, Why is…

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Resources
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December 10, 2008 | Issue 10

Teaching in Sweden: tackling creationism, making waves

Conspiracies are at the heart of many a good film and book. Swedish biology teacher Per Kornhall is the author of a critical book on intelligent design and how it is taught in biology lessons in religious schools in Sweden. He talks to Sai Pathmanathan and Marlene Rau about his fascination with…

Ages: not applicable;
Topics: Profiles
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March 9, 2007 | 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
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