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Teaching Material of the Month: The Magnus Effect in Football

In June 1997, Roberto Carlos scored an infamous goal in a 35 m free kick with the ball first going off in one direction and then magically curling towards the goal. How did that happen? In this teaching unit students are introduced to the influence of gravity, of the Magnus force and of the aerodynamic resistance on the trajectory of the ball. The material is taken from the brochure 'iStage 3 - Football in Science Teaching' and can be downloaded here:

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

Athens and Dublin: Teacher trainings on 'Football in Science Teaching'

Based on the brochure 'iStage 3 - Football in Science Teaching' two teacher trainings will be held this month in Greece and Ireland. STEM teachers of secondary school are cordially invited to take part:

>> iStage 3 teacher training: 20 September 2016 in  Athens 
>> iStage 3 teacher training: 24 September 2016 in Dublin

Looking for a workshop close by? Find here a list of all teacher trainings and meet us, e.g., in Debrecen, Stockholm or Heidelberg.


Brussels: Networking for STEM education with CEEMET and Pact4Youth

On 28 September 2016 Stefanie Schlunk, chair of Science on Stage Europe (SonSEu), will present our network to the Committee of Education of CEEMET, the European employers' organisation of the metal, engineering and technology-based industries. On 30 September 2016 SonSEu will take part in a meeting of the Pact for Youth, discussing questions about how to stimulate students for STEM careers and reducing skill gaps. Both meetings are part of the commitment of our network to the international promotion of qualtiy in STEM teaching:

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

Deadline: Do not forget to apply for the Science on Stage teacher teams in Switzerland and Austria

You are a motivated and committed STEM teacher in Switzerland or Austria? You have a teaching project you like to share with colleagues of your country and across borders? Then become part of our Science on Stage network and apply with your idea for the national teacher team that is going to represent your country at the European Science on Stage festival 2017 in Debrecen, Hungary! Hand in your project:

>> in Switzerland by 30 September 2016: written application/national festival
>> in Austria by 30 October 2016: written application only

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 450 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 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 Algeciras
>> Science on Stage Hungary: 7-9 October 2016 in Debrecen
>> Science on Stage Belgium: 22 October 2016 in Brussels
>> 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 Ukraine: 18 November 2016 in Kharkiv
>> Science on Stage Germany: 18-20 November 2016 in Berlin
>> Science on Stage Netherlands: 24 November 2016 in Amsterdam

Please hand in a written application in these countries:

>> Science on Stage United Kingdom: 12 October 2016
>> Science on Stage Austria: 30 October 2016
>> Science on Stage Denmark: 30 October 2016
>> Science on Stage Italy: 30 October 2016
>> Science on Stage Norway: 1 November 2016
>> Science on Stage Sweden: 28 November 2016

Follow us on Twitter #SonS2017

Join now: European STEM League

Let football play a major role in your science teaching. 'iStage 3' will get you started. Science on Stage invites STEM teachers from all over Europe to take part in the 'European STEM League', to implement the teaching ideas of the brochure into their classes and share the results with colleagues and schools across borders. Show us how you and your students get creative and become STEM-Champions! Learn more at:

>> www.science-on-stage.eu/STEMleague

These countries are already taking part: Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy,  Romania, Serbia and Spain.

Follow us on Twitter! #EuropeanSTEMLeague

News from our blog: First Latvian festival, Ukrainian STEM network in progress and German-Hungarian exchange

This month we tell you about the first national Science on Stage festival in Latvia with 20 teachers from all over the country presenting enthralling ideas on STEM teaching in a colourful educational fair. Also we inform you about the growing STEM teachers network in Ukraine and the ongoing student exchange between the Kempelen-Farkas-Gimnázium in Budapest and the Christian-von-Dohm Gymnasium in Goslar, based on the Science on Stage joint project 'Mining in Europe'. Find the full reports here:

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

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.

Further supporter: 
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG

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Chair: Stefanie Schlunk
Vice Chair: Michalis Hadjimarcou
Poststr. 4/5
10178 Berlin
Germany

+49 30 400067-40 
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