ann22012 — Announcement

Science in School: Issue 60 now available

5 November 2022

The latest issue of the free magazine Science in School is now available online. This European journal for science teachers offers up-to-date information on cutting-edge science, teaching materials, science education projects, interviews with inspiring scientists and teachers, reviews of books, and many other useful resources for science teachers. It aims to promote science teaching by encouraging communication between teachers, scientists and others involved in European science education.

The fifth issue of 2022 presents the following Highlights: Learn about the groundbreaking advance behind ‘click chemistry’ - a kind of chemistry for which the Nobel prize was awarded this year. Find out why only some plants and animals have blue colour, peer into Mars’ ‘Grand Canyon’ with recent images from ESA’s Mars Express and explore how fluorescence microscopy can illuminate our gut microbiome and its role in cancer.

Suggestions for classroom activities in the Teach articles include building instructions of a rotating platform to explore how gravitational acceleration affects a simple pendulum, describe quick, safe and easy microscale chemistry techniques for enhancing students’ knowledge of electrolysis, show how to build creative installations from old bicycles to learn about energy conversions and how to build a stroboscope to create optical illusions of water and help students develop STEAM skills by building a smart lamp with a project that combines physics, programming, and art and design.

Science in School is published by EIROforum, a collaboration between eight European intergovernmental scientific research organisations, of which ESO is a member. The journal addresses science teaching both across Europe and across disciplines, highlighting the best in teaching and cutting-edge research. Article submissions for future issues are welcomed, whether from researchers giving a deeper understanding of a specific scientific topic or from teachers or other science educators describing innovative activities to introduce modern science into the classroom. You can read the guidelines for submissions here.

Numerous articles, as well as versions translated into many European languages, can be found online. If you would like to volunteer to translate Science in School articles into your own language for publication online, please see the guidelines on the Science in School website.

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The ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre

The ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre is a cooperation between the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS). The building is a donation from the Klaus Tschira Stiftung (KTS), a German foundation, and ESO runs the facility. 



Wolfgang Vieser
ESO Education Coordinator

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