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What can you learn about science in a natural history museum?

Issue: September 2015 358

Author: Martin Lawrence and Abigail Tinkler Featuring the London Natural History Museum and showing how its galleries are continuing to evolve from displays of known science to research-based areas for display and education.

University museums: a space for inquiry

Issue: September 2015 358

Author: Dean Veall Far from being an isolated and static environment, a museum in a university should offer opportunities for everyone to learn about science within and beyond its walls

The oak processionary moth: from London parks into biology classrooms

Issue: September 2015 358

Author: Melissa Glackin, Susan Leigh, Gillian Jonusas and Jo Mercer Offering opportunities to follow the effects of an invasive species on native trees and the work involved in the necessary pest control

The characteristics of homeostasis: a new perspective on teaching a fundamental principle in biology

Issue: September 2015 358

Author: Sara Klein and Michal Zion How do we teach students to understand and elaborate a fundamental biology principle? This article concerns homeostasis and suggests a strategy for teaching the principle.

Key competences in a Halloween task

Issue: September 2015 358

Author: Antonio Joaquín Franco-Mariscal and Rosario Franco-Mariscal A diversionary activity to offer an unusual opportunity for a revision exercise and check on educational skills being developed

Purpose and structure of science qualifications for 16-year-olds in England: teachers’ and employers’ perspectives

Issue: September 2015 358

Author: Frances Wilson, Simon Child, Sanjana Mehta and Steve Evans Examining qualifications at 16-plus in the context of recent and anticipated reforms.

Project 500: promoting science reading for pleasure

Issue: September 2015 358

Author: Ruth Jarman and Joy Alexander Based on a project conducted in public libraries, this article presents ideas for teachers who are interested in encouraging their pupils to read science books for pleasure

Use of solar energy: additional thoughts after a Greek experience

Issue: September 2015 358

Author: Geoff Auty Further observations on utilising solar energy extend a previous article

Notes for contributors

Issue: September 2015 358

Reviews

Issue: September 2015 358

Author: - Science Concept Cartoons: Set 2 by Jo Moules, Jo Horlock, Stuart Naylor and Brenda Keogh - The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change by Grady Klein and Yoram Bauman - The Edge of the Sky: All You Need to Know About the All-There-Is by Roberto Trotta - The Chemists’ War 1914–1918 Michael Freemantle - Question Everything: 132 Science Questions – and their Unexpected Answers by Ed. Mick O’Hare - Sciku: The Wonder of Science – in Haiku! Camden School for Girls - Learning with Mobile and Handheld Technologies by John Galloway, Merlin John and Maureen McTaggart - Inspiring the Secondary Curriculum with Technology: Let the Students Do the Work! by James Shea and Antony Stockford - The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers Shelly Sanchez Terrell

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