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| Issue 29

The inGenious code, by inGenious

These days, more and more of my colleagues in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education are warming to the idea of closer links with industry to show students what these subjects can do in the real world.

Ages: not applicable;
Topics: Resources

| Issue 22

Harnessing the power of the Sun: fusion reactors

Renewable, clean, unlimited energy – how can it be achieved? Christine Rüth from EFDA introduces the tokamak, the most advanced fusion device.

Ages: <11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Chemistry, Engineering

| Issue 21

Just the placebo effect?

When your doctor prescribes you a tablet and you get better, was it really the drug or could it have been the colour of the tablet? Andrew Brown investigates the placebo effect.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Health

| Issue 20

Neutrons and antifreeze: research into Arctic fish

Matthew Blakeley from ILL and his colleagues from ESRF and elsewhere have discovered how antifreeze in Arctic fish blood keeps them alive in sub-zero conditions. He and Eleanor Hayes explain.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Biology, Chemistry

| 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

What is chemiluminescence?

Glowing jellyfish, flickering fireflies, fun glow sticks; Emma Welsh introduces the beautiful and mysterious world of chemiluminescence.

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

| Issue 1

Teaching science and humanities: an interdisciplinary approach

There is an increasing demand for an interdisciplinary approach to teaching, but providing inspiring and achievable lessons is no easy task. Chemistry teacher Gianluca Farusi explains how he used two Italian Renaissance paintings to delve into the chemistry of pigment extraction and the physics of…

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Biology, Chemistry