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| 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, Chemistry
   

| Issue 54

Elements in danger!

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

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Chemistry, Science and society, Sustainability
   

| Issue 54

Watery world – hands-on experiments from Earthlearningidea

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;
Topics: Chemistry, Earth science, Science and society
   

| Issue 54

Back to School with ESA

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

Ages: <11, 14-16, 11-14, 16-19;
Topics: Astronomy / space, Sustainability, Science and society