INSPIRE

Inspire

Out of the darkness: tweeting from space

July 6, 2015 | Issue 32

The Rosetta mission’s comet landing leads to amazing and unexpected destinations in the field of science communication.

Ages: < 11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Physics, Space, Careers in science

         

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UNDERSTAND

Understand

Pixels, pictures and powering up

July 7, 2015 | Issue 32

Science in School is published by EIROforum a collaboration between eight of Europe’s largest inter-governmental scientific research organisations (EIROs). This article reviews some of the latest news from EIROs.

Ages: not applicable;

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Ebola in numbers: using mathematics to tackle epidemics

July 3, 2015 | Issue 32

Discovering how infectious diseases spread may seem purely a matter for medical science – but taking a close look at the numbers can also tell us a great deal.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16; Keywords: Biology, Maths, Health, Mathematics, Statistics

           

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Colour to dye for

July 3, 2015 | Issue 32

The basic chemistry of hair dyes has changed little over the past century, but what do we know about the risks of colouring our hair, and why do we do it?

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Biology, Chemistry, Art

             

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Infectious cancers

July 1, 2015 | Issue 32

Is it possible to pass cancer from one individual to another? For some animals, it is – and, sadly, a unique Tasmanian species is facing possible extinction as a result.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Biology, Evolution

           

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TEACH

Teach

Beat the Flood

July 8, 2015 | Issue 32

Imagine living with the danger that your home could be flooded at any time. This challenge will enable pupils aged 7–14 to discover the impact that flooding has on people’s lives, and how science and technology can mitigate its effects and help find potential solutions.

Ages: < 11, 11-14; Keywords: Maths, Physics, Mathematics, Geography, Economics

   

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Kinder eggs and physics?

July 8, 2015 | Issue 32

These simple physics experiments add an extra surprise to your Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs.

Ages: < 11, 11-14, 14-16; Keywords: Physics, Gravity, Buoyancy, Pressure, Friction, Relativity

       

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Investigating blood types

July 7, 2015 | Issue 32

In this experiment, simple liquids that mimic blood are used to demonstrate blood typing.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Chemistry, Blood, Immunology, Agglutination reactions, Displacement reactions, Biology

           

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The magic sand mystery

July 7, 2015 | Issue 32

Using an everyday toy can introduce mystery into the classroom and help explain chemistry.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16; Keywords: Chemistry

       

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