INSPIRE

Inspire

Introducing students to the beauty of biomolecules

June 15, 2021 | Issue 53

The PDB Art project brings together art and science in the classroom, with school students exploring the wonderful world of molecular structures through the medium of art.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Biology, Biomolecules, Active learning, Proteins

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UNDERSTAND

Understand

Vaccines in the spotlight

June 15, 2021 | Issue 53

Hit me with your best shot: Vaccines have taken centre stage in the COVID-19 pandemic. What are the different types and how do they work?

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Immune system, Infectious diseases, Vaccines, Antibodies

     

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Understand

Elements in focus: helium

June 15, 2021 | Issue 53

Helium: gas of awe, wonder, and worry. Is it time to give this noble gas the respect it deserves?

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Conservation, Elements, Medical research

   

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TEACH

Teach

An ocean in the school lab: rising sea levels

June 15, 2021 | Issue 53

Not just melting ice: a simple experiment demonstrates how thermal expansion contributes to rising sea levels as one of the consequences of climate change.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16; Keywords: Physics, Climate change, Properties of matter, Oceans, Thermal expansion

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