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Space balloons, mousetraps and earthquakes: it’s Science on Stage!

Science on Stage and the European Science Teaching Awards 2005: choosing the best of the best, special mentions and how the jury voted. Myc Riggulsford, UK science broadcaster and journalist, and Barbara Warmbein, from the European Space Agency in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, describe how the…

Ages: <11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Events
 

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Fighting malaria on a new front

Stéphanie Blandin explains her work on malaria to Russ Hodge from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany – and describes how she became a molecular biologist.

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

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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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Free image databases

The worldwide web is a wonderful source of information, but sometimes the sheer amount of content can be overwhelming. Where do you start looking? In each issue of Science in School, we will suggest useful websites for particular purposes.

Ages: <11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Resources

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Chemical recreations

In Chapter 7 of his book, Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood, Oliver Sacks recalls his discovery of the delights of chemistry.

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

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Nano: the Next Dimension and Nanotechnology

Nano: the Next Dimension is a short television documentary featuring several leading physical scientists discussing nanotechnology and its applications - amongst these are Nobel laureates Jean-Marie Lehn and Sir Harry Kroto.

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

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The Elements of Murder: A History of Poison, By John Emsley

When is a chemistry textbook not a chemistry textbook? The answer to this riddle is The Elements of Murder: A History of Poison. Most people would think that a book about the toxicity of the elements arsenic, antimony, mercury, lead and thallium would be fairly heavy going, but this book reads more…

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

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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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Diabetes mellitus

The incidence of diabetes is on the rise, in both the developed and developing worlds. Klaus Dugi, Professor of Medicine at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, discusses the causes, symptoms and treatment of diabetes.

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

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Defying the laws of physics?

Scientists working at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) and the University Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, France, have discovered a crystal that appears to defy the laws of physics. Giovanna Cicognani from ILL reports.

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