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| Issue 54

Organ-on-chip systems and the 3Rs

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;
Topics: Biology, Engineering, Health, Science and society
   

| Issue 55

Exploring the universe: from very small to very large

How do physicists study very small objects (like molecules, atoms, and subatomic particles) and very large objects (such as galaxies) that cannot be directly observed or measured?

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Astronomy / space
 

| Issue 55

What is it good for? Basic versus applied research

Basic research is often misunderstood by the public and misconstrued by the media. Try this role play to learn how research is funded and how basic research advances and protects society.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, General science, Health, Science and society, Careers in STEM
 

| Issue 55

Microbiology: Discovering antibacterial agents

What can we do about the antimicrobial resistance crisis? What does it take to develop a new medicine? Can we fight bacteria with everyday substances or even foods? Find out with these engaging microbiology activities.

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

| Issue 55

Climate change articles to accompany the COP26 summit

Events like COP26 are an opportunity to teach students about the importance of STEM for society, and how what they learn in class has real-world relevance. Here is a collection of Science in School articles on climate change to get you started.

Ages: not applicable;
Topics: Sustainability, Science and society, Earth science
 

| Issue 55

The dark side of fireworks

Fireworks release more than just sound and light. Read about the environmental costs of this centuries-old entertainment.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Chemistry, Earth science, Science and society, Sustainability

| Issue 55

An ocean in the school lab: carbon dioxide at sea

Did you know that carbon dioxide dissolves in bodies of water and affects the ocean? Explore the effect of carbon dioxide on ocean chemistry with these practical activities.

Ages: 11-14, 16-19, 14-16;
Topics: Earth science, General science, Physics, Science and society
   

| Issue 54

Little wonder: pH experiments the microscale way

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;
Topics: Chemistry