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| Issue 60

Design and build a smart lamp

Help students develop STEAM skills by building a smart lamp with this creative project that combines physics, programming, and art and design.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16;
Topics: Engineering, Physics, Science and society, Sustainability, STEAM, Coding

| Issue 59

Save the date for Back to School with ESA 2022–23

Sparks students’ natural curiosity while learning about curriculum-relevant topics with ESA’s teach with space program.

Ages: <11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Astronomy / space, Earth science, Science and society, Sustainability

| Issue 58

How trees affect the climate: is it just through photosynthesis?

Trees are incredible chemical factories that capture carbon dioxide and produce the oxygen we breathe, but they produce other chemicals too. We need to understand their effect in the atmosphere to get the most out of tree-planting initiatives.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Chemistry, Earth science, Science and society, Sustainability
   

| Issue 57

Pleasing precipitation performances – the microscale way

Dropping out: learn about the chemistry of precipitation and introduce your students to chemical reactions that form colourful new compounds using microscale chemistry methods that are cheap, quick, and easy to do.

Ages: 14-16, 11-14, 16-19;
Topics: Chemistry, Sustainability
 

| Issue 57

JET sets new fusion energy record

Recent results from EUROfusion’s JET experiment have demonstrated sustained high fusion power for the first time. These ground-breaking results could pave the way for fusion energy to play a key role in tackling climate change.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Engineering, News from the EIROs, Physics, Science and society, Sustainability
 

| Issue 56

Plastic food packaging: simply awful, or is it more complicated?

Why is food sold in packaging? Do we really need it? And if so, what materials are best? These questions are more complex than they seem and the answers may surprise you.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Earth science, Engineering, Science and society, Sustainability
   

| Issue 55

Climate change articles to accompany the COP26 summit

Events like COP26 are an opportunity to teach students about the importance of STEM for society, and how what they learn in class has real-world relevance. Here is a collection of Science in School articles on climate change to get you started.

Ages: not applicable;
Topics: Sustainability, Science and society, Earth science
 

| Issue 55

The dark side of fireworks

Fireworks release more than just sound and light. Read about the environmental costs of this centuries-old entertainment.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Chemistry, Earth science, Science and society, Sustainability