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| Issue 6

Eyes on the horizon, feet on the ground: interview with Tim Hunt

Professor Tim Hunt, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, talks to Philipp Gebhardt about his passion for science, the importance of pure research, the influence of enthusiastic colleagues – and the role of serendipity in scientific discovery.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, General science, Science and society
       

| Issue 5

Developing a teaching resource on peer review

Ellen Raphael from the charity Sense About Science explains why peer review is so important in science, and describes how an existing guide is being adapted to meet the needs of science teachers.

Ages: not applicable;
Topics: Science and society
 

| Issue 5

Using music in the science classroom

Caroline Molyneux, from Balshaw’s Church of England High School, UK, explains how she kick-starts her classes and helps her students remember certain lessons, facts or concepts.

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

| Issue 4

Democs: a conversation card activity for teaching science and citizenship

Karen Smith from NEF, the New Economics Foundation, London, UK, describes an approach to creating a safe space where students can discuss sensitive topics, like stem-cell research or genetically modified food. How can students be encouraged to explore their values in relation to science topics, and…

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

| Issue 3

1000 years of missing science

Yasmin Khan from the Science Museum in London, UK, reveals how deeply our modern civilisation has been enriched by previous Muslim civilisations – and argues for a more balanced approach to the history of science.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Science and society
         

| Issue 3

Alec Jeffreys interview: a pioneer on the frontier of human diversity

Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, the inventor of DNA fingerprinting, remembers his childhood passion for science, explains what we have learned from direct DNA analysis, and describes his work with Chernobyl survivors. Interviewed by Russ Hodge and Anna-Lynn Wegener from the European Molecular Biology…

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Biology, General science, Chemistry, Science and society