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Issue: June 2014 353

Author: Geoff Auty, School Science Review Editor

Extract: After a very full theme focusing on the science curriculum in March, this edition returns to the roots of School Science Review, with a random selection of material sent in mostly by teachers in the spirit of‘this worked for me, you might like to try it’.

Science Notes: Interdisciplinary teaching of biology and physical education

Issue: June 2014 353

Author: Claas Wegner, Katharina Spintzyk, Friederike Strehlke, Lea Minnaert and Bernd Gröben

Science Notes: Dilution of a weak acid

Issue: June 2014 353

Author: Christopher Talbot and Chooi Khee Wai

Science Notes: The Clubbers’ Guide: School biology clubs

Issue: June 2014 353

Author: Sue Howarth

The Presidential Address 2014: Teaching and learning: the long view

Issue: June 2014 353

Author: Professor Alice Roberts

Extract: What makes us uniquely human? The Presidential Address delivered to the Association for Science Education Annual Conference, University of Birmingham, January 2014.

Chicken eggs: which comes first – the expected results or the science?

Issue: June 2014 353

Author: Karen Haydock

Extract: Students used shell-less chicken eggs to study osmosis; unexpected results led them to learn more about science than about eggs.

The development of a new practical activity: using microorganisms to model gas cycling

Issue: June 2014 353

Author: James Redfern, Dariel Burdass and Joanna Verran

Extract: A simple practical activity that illustrates gas cycling – algae produce oxygen which is used by yeast, and yeast produce carbon dioxide which is used by algae.

A mineral processing field course

Issue: June 2014 353

Author: Maurice Carmody

Extract: A description of a field course in Cornwall looking at mineral processing with the focus on the chemistry involved.

A lesson plan to develop structured discussion of the benefits and disadvantages of selected plastics using the product-testing method

Issue: June 2014 353

Author: Mareike Burmeister and Ingo Eilks

Extract: The product-testing method provoked intense classroom debates and made students aware of science’s potential for contributing to the evaluation of everyday products.

Design and implementation of a bingo game for teaching the periodic table

Issue: June 2014 353

Author: Antonio Joaquín Franco-Mariscal and María José Cano-Iglesias

Extract: A game for learning about the periodic table in a fun way in the chemistry class.

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