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| Issue 20

Fizzy fun: CO2 in primary school science

Marlene Rau presents some fizzy and fun activities involving carbon dioxide, developed by Chemol and Science on the Shelves.

Ages: <11, 11-14;
Topics: Chemistry, Earth science
           

| Issue 20

Hunting for asteroids

Keen to save the world? Andy Newsam and Chris Leigh from the UK’s National Schools’ Observatory introduce an activity where you can potentially do just that: by detecting real asteroids – which may be heading for Earth.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Astronomy / space
                 

| Issue 19

Neutrinos: an introduction

What do continental drift, nuclear power stations and supernovae have in common? Neutrinos, as Susana Cebrián explains.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, General science, Astronomy / space, Earth science
               

| Issue 19

Moja Island: learning about renewable energy sources

Renewable energy is not only important in the developed world; in developing countries, it may be a prerequisite to overcoming poverty. Marlene Rau introduces a teaching activity from Practical Action.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16;
Topics: Earth science
             

| Issue 19

A planet from another galaxy

As though planets from outside our Solar System were not exciting enough, astronomers have recently discovered a planet orbiting a star from outside our galaxy Johny Setiawan reports.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Astronomy / space
             

| Issue 19

Amber: an introduction to organic chemistry

Did you know that the electron and electricity are named after amber, the ‘gold’ of the Baltic Sea? Bernhard Sturm’s teaching unit based on this fossilised resin introduces not only conductivity but also many other characteristics of solid organic compounds.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Chemistry
             

| Issue 17

A hole in the sky

Twenty-five years ago, the discovery of the hole in the ozone layer hit the news. How have things developed since? Tim Harrison and Dudley Shallcross investigate.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Chemistry, General science, Earth science
           

| Issue 16

Cold seeps: marine ecosystems based on hydrocarbons

David Fischer takes us on a trip to the bottom of the sea to learn about cold seeps – their ecosystems, potential fuels, and possible involvement in global warming.

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

| Issue 15

Getting down to Earth: ideas for the earth science classroom

Are you looking for ideas to spice up your earth science class? Why not try out one of the rich collection of activities developed by Chris King, Elizabeth Devon and Peter Kennett from Earth Learning Idea.

Ages: <11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Earth science