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| Issue 23

Creating eclipses in the classroom

During an eclipse, the Sun or the Moon seems to disappear. What is happening? Why not explore this fascinating phenomenon in the classroom, with an easy to build model?

Ages: <11, 11-14;
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 14

Science comics and cartoons

Comics have generally been considered as nothing more than a cheap pastime. However, Mico Tatalovic suggests some useful comics to help promote and explain science to students.

Ages: not applicable;
Topics: Resources

| Issue 12

The science of preserving art

As Head Conservator at the National Trust, Katy Lithgow’s education turned her into ‘more an arts person’ than a scientist – but her work has shown how the two can be inextricably linked. Vienna Leigh finds out how.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Profiles

| Issue 6

Recovering Pompeii

Do your students find it hard to see the application of science to other subjects? Montserrat Capellas from the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble, France, explains how modern chemical analyses are shedding light on ancient Pompeii.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Chemistry

| 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