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| Issue 56

Plastic food packaging: simply awful, or is it more complicated?

Why is food sold in packaging? Do we really need it? And if so, what materials are best? These questions are more complex than they seem and the answers may surprise you.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Earth science, Engineering, Science and society, Sustainability
   

| 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 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
   

| 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 29

Super cold meets super hot

To keep refuelling its reactor, the EFDA-JET facility fires frozen hydrogen pellets into 150 million°C plasma. But these pellets have an added benefit as well.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Engineering