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April 14, 2022 | Issue 57

Pleasing precipitation performances – the microscale way

Dropping out: learn about the chemistry of precipitation and introduce your students to chemical reactions that form colourful new compounds using microscale chemistry methods that are cheap, quick, and easy to do.

Ages: 14-16, 11-14, 16-19;
Topics: Chemistry, Sustainability
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| Issue 57

The reign of the dinosaurs ended in spring

The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs struck Earth during springtime. Scientists have determined this by analyzing the remains of fish that died directly after the impact.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Chemistry, Earth science, News from the EIROs
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| Issue 57

Colour in nature: think pink

What do carrots and flamingos have in common? At first glance, not much, but look closer. Their rosy glows have surprisingly similar origins!

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Chemistry
English English

February 1, 2022 | Issue 56

Household chemistry: solvents and stain removers

Clearing up chemistry: household products like nail polish remover and laundry detergent can be used to demonstrate chemical concepts like intermolecular forces and redox reactions.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Chemistry, Science and society
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November 3, 2021 | 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
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| 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
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