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Science - In the spotlight

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Mariannseb shares a topical lesson on solar flares to underline the importance of science news coverage. Using YouTube clips and a newspaper extract, Mariannseb's lesson gets pupils to consider how people might have reacted had they not known about the flares, and why it's important for science to be in the news.

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Imagine if the government decided that no scientific research should be published in the news. Get pupils to debate why science is significant in everyday life and why it's important to report developments.

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