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Teaching Material of the Month: What is the role of genes in our body? Primary students do research!

Why do people have different coloured eyes, hair or skin? Why do some people get less ill than others? Josef Penninger is a geneticist and does research on how genes do work as command centres of the cells. In ‘Lantern Moon and Hot Ears’ he presents fascinating questions and tasks for primary school students about genetics:

>> www.science-on-stage.de/genetics_at_primary_school

Apply now: Science on Stage festival 2017

Under the motto 'Inventing the Future of Science Education' the next European Science on Stage festival will take place from 29 June – 2 July 2017 in Debrecen, Hungary. Around 350 educators from over 25 countries will come together to exchange innovative teaching concepts. Primary and secondary school teachers from all across Europe are invited to apply. Please, follow the relevant links below.

>> www.science-on-stage.eu/festival2017

For further information about the application, please contact your national Science on Stage team:

>> www.science-on-stage.eu/countries

These national festival dates are confirmed:

>> Science on Stage France: 19 May 2016 in Le Creusot
>> Science on Stage Latvia: 10 September 2016 in Jelgava
>> Science on Stage Poland: 16-17 September 2016 in Poznań
>> Science on Stage Slovenia: 27-29 September 2016 in Ljubljana
>> Science on Stage Czech Republic: 30 September 2016 in Liberec
>> Science on Stage Spain: 7-9 October 2016 in Cádiz
>> Science on Stage Hungary: 7-9 October 2016 in Debrecen
>> Science on Stage Bulgaria: 28-30 October 2016 in Sevlievo
>> Science on Stage Greece: 11-12 November 2016 in Athens
>> Science on Stage Cyprus: 12 November 2016 in Nicosia
>> Science on Stage Switzerland: 12 November 2016 in Winterthur
>> Science on Stage Germany: 18-20 November 2016 in Berlin

Please hand in a written application in these countries:

>> Science on Stage Ireland: 31 May 2016
>> Science on Stage Sweden: 29 September 2016
>> Science on Stage United Kingdom: 12 October 2016
>> Science on Stage Austria: 30 October 2016
>> Science on Stage Italy: 30 October 2016

Follow us on Twitter #SonS2017

Release: iStage 3 - Football in Science Teaching

On 2 June 2016, Science on Stage will present the new teaching brochure 'iStage 3' at the Representation of the State of Hessen to the European Union in Brussels. The material was developed by 20 teachers from all over Europe showing how students can be fascinated for STEM with exciting questions about football. On the following day, two workshops based on 'iStage 3' will be offered. Find further information about the event and the registration at:

>> www.science-on-stage.de/iStage3_in_Brussels

Stay informed: Follow us on Twitter! #iStage3

News from our blog: Teacher exchange in progress

This month the Turkish Science on Stage festival took place in Ankara. Kirsi Rehunen from Finland and András Róka from Hungary joined the event and presented their projects from the European festival 2015 in London to their Turkish colleagues. In UK, Hans Mulder from the Netherlands visited David Teasdale in order to work on a new joint project. Find the full reports on our blog:

>> www.science-on-stage.eu/blog

Science on Stage family keeps growing: Latvia and Ukraine joining in

With Science on Stage Latvia and Science on Stage Ukraine two new member countries are joining the network. Find them now on our Science on Stage Europe webpage via :

>> www.science-on-stage.eu/latvia
>> www.science-on-stage.eu/ukraine

Take a workshop to your country: Sweden visits Switzerland: 

On 8 June 2016 Science on Stage Switzerland will organise a workshop presenting a selection of the best experiments from the Science on Stage festival 2015 in London including the projects of the Swiss national delegation team at the Haute école pédagogique Vaud. Also Anna Gunnarsson from Sweden will present her teaching project of the European festival 'Playful Physics for the youngest' to the Swiss colleagues. Learn more at:

>> www.science-on-stage.eu/Sweden_visits_Switzerland

Did you take part in the Science on Stage festival 2015 in London? Have you seen a project at the festival you especially liked? Do you want to continue the exchange with an international colleague you met at the festival? We will support you! Apply for a travel grant now:

>> www.science-on-stage.eu/Travel_Scholarships_&_Joint-Projects

Main supporter

Science on Stage Europe is mainly supported by the federation of German employers' associations in the metal and electrical engineering industries (GESAMTMETALL) with its initiative think ING.

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Chair: Stefanie Schlunk
Vice Chair: Michalis Hadjimarcou
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