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| Issue 15

GIS: analysing the world in 3D

Earthquakes, global climate or the placement of wind farms – with the help of geographic information systems, these can all be investigated dynamically in the classroom. Joseph Kerski describes how.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Earth science

| Issue 12

Radioactivity in the classroom

Luis Peralta, professor at the University of Lisbon’s physics department, and Carmen Oliveira, physics and chemistry teacher at Casquilhos High School in Barreiro near Lisbon, describe the ‘Environmental radiation’ project, in which students become actively and enthusiastically involved in…

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

| Issue 11

Powering the world

Energy – why is it so important, where do we get it and how much do we use? Gieljan de Vries from the Dutch FOM-Institute for Plasma Physics Rijnhuizen investigates.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Earth science

| Issue 3

What Europeans really think (and know) about science and technology

How much do Europeans really know about science and technology? What do they think about it? Do they even care? Russ Hodge from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory reports on one of the Eurobarometer surveys.

Ages: not applicable;
Topics: Science and society

| Issue 1

Tracing earthquakes: seismology in the classroom

Chinese dragons that predict earthquakes? Waves of glowing jelly babies? Earthquake-proof spaghetti? Physics teachers Tobias Kirschbaum and Ulrich Janzen explain how they teach geophysics.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Earth science

| Issue 1

Deep Impact

Films about science or even pseudo-science can be powerful tools in the classroom. Heinz Oberhummer and Markus Behacker from the Cinema and Science project provide a toolkit for using the film Deep Impact.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Resources