INSPIRE

Inspire

Year in review: our ten most-read articles

December 11, 2017 | Issue 42

Have a look at some of the most popular articles from the last four issues of Science in School.

Ages: not applicable; Keywords: Teaching resources

   



UNDERSTAND

Understand

Evolution in action: pathogens

December 1, 2017 | Issue 42

Pathogens that threaten human health are constantly evolving to keep ahead of our defences. But we can now track these changes at the genetic level, even as they are happening.

Ages: < 11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Genetics, Population genetics, Nature of science, Evolution

             

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Understand

Guardian of the brain: the blood-brain barrier

November 28, 2017 | Issue 42

Insights into the brain’s unique protective barrier could offer promising treatments for diseases such as multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s.

Ages: 16-19; Keywords: Cell specialisation, Membrane transport, Neurological diseases, Biology

             

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Ten things you might not know about antimatter

November 28, 2017 | Issue 42

Antimatter has inspired many science fiction stories, but these fascinating facts show that it is not just reserved for fantasy.

Ages: 16-19; Keywords: Particle physics, Literature and philosophy, Physics

             

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TEACH

Teach

Field research: discovering the structure of soil

December 1, 2017 | Issue 42

Get your hands dirty with these classroom experiments exploring the composition of soil – and find out why this matters.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16; Keywords: Chemistry, Earth science, Environmental science, Biology

     

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Natural experiments: taking the lab outdoors

November 30, 2017 | Issue 42

By assembling a ‘backpack laboratory’, you can break away from the lab bench and take tests for starch and glucose into the wild outdoors.

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

     

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Balancing act: the physics of levers

November 29, 2017 | Issue 42

Can you stop the tray from tipping? Learn about the law of the lever to beat your opponent in this simple game.  

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Principle of moments, Physics

   

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