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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
     

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Tracing earthquakes: seismology in the classroom

Chinese dragons that predict earthquakes? Waves of glowing jelly babies? Earthquake-proof spaghetti? Physics teachers Tobias Kirschbaum and Ulrich Janzen explain how they teach geophysics.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Earth science
       

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Discovering DNA

Dean Madden from the National Centre for Biotechnology Education at the University of Reading, UK, describes how DNA was discovered - and how it can be simply extracted in the classroom.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology
       

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The exhibition ship MS Einstein: a floating source of scientific knowledge

Imagine a barge carrying not coal or other heavy cargo, but something much more precious – inspiration! Beate Langholf from Wissenschaft im Dialog, Germany, describes a science exhibition that travels the rivers of Germany with a different theme each year.

Ages: not applicable;
Topics: Physics, General science
   

| Issue 2

The chocolate challenge

John Schollar from the National Centre for Biotechnology Education at the University of Reading, UK, finds an excuse for eating one of his favourite foods - chocolate.

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

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Scientists at play: contraptions for developing science process skills

In the second of two articles on developing the processes of enquiry, hypothesis and testing, Alfredo Tifi, Natale Natale and Antonietta Lombardi describe how to build and apply some of the low-cost equipment they have developed.

Ages: <11, 11-14;
Topics: Physics, Science and society, General science