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| 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

| Issue 55

An ocean in the school lab: carbon dioxide at sea

Did you know that carbon dioxide dissolves in bodies of water and affects the ocean? Explore the effect of carbon dioxide on ocean chemistry with these practical activities.

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

| Issue 54

Watery world – hands-on experiments from Earthlearningidea

Need inspiration for teaching about fresh water on Earth? Try these Earthlearningideas for classroom activities that can be performed with very little equipment.

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

| Issue 53

An ocean in the school lab: rising sea levels

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;
Topics: Earth science, Science and society, Physics
     

| Issue 53

Elements in focus: helium

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;
Topics: Physics, Chemistry, Earth science, Science and society
   

| Issue 50

Do you know your water footprint?

Fresh water is a scarce resource on our planet – but how many of us are aware of how much water is needed to make the foods we eat every day?

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Chemistry, Earth science, Health, Science and society
 

| Issue 49

The social science of climate change

In Arctic regions, landscapes are changing fast. This has profound effects on their biological systems, but how are communities and their traditional lifestyles affected?

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

| Issue 49

Finding the recipe for life on Earth

Three key factors were required for life to develop on Earth – but which factor came first? Recent research could help settle the debate.

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