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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:
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.
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:
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:
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:
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: