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Dear Readers,

Science on Stage is looking back on an eventful year full of inspiring encounters and projects of STEM teachers from all over Europe: Thank you all for your great commitment that makes our network so special! Together with you we are looking forward to an exciting year 2016.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 

Your Science on Stage Team

iStage 2: Smart Astronomers

Teaching Material of the Month: Smart Astronomers

The distances of planets, stars and galaxies seem unreal. But using parallax measurements even such great distances can be determinded. How this works by using smartphones shows this teaching unit taken from the brochure iStage 2. The material is best suited for students between 14 and 18 years: 

>> www.science-on-stage.de/iStage2_Smart Astronomers

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 25 countries will come together to exchange innovative teaching concepts. Primary and secondary school teachers from all across Europe are invited to apply with their ideas at national festivals in their countries.

>> 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 festival dates for your country are confirmed:

>> Science on Stage Turkey: 7 May 2016 in Ankara
>> Science on Stage Switzerland: 12 November 2016 in Winterthur
>> Science on Stage Greece: 11-12 November 2016 in Athens
>> Science on Stage Germany: 18-20 November 2016 in Berlin

Science on Stage Ireland in Belgium

Ireland meets Belgium: Playful Science in Brussels

On 24 October 2015 the Belgian Science on Stage event ‘Playful Science’ took place in Brussels. On-site STEM teachers from all over the country presented their ideas for innovative science teaching. Also some guests from Ireland were invited to take part in the event: Paul Nugent, Co-Chair of Science on Stage Ireland and David Keenahan presented a series of entertaining experiments on physics. Please, find further information on our blog:

>> www.science-on-stage.eu/blog

Greek Science on Stage Festival 2016

Apply now: Greek Science on Stage festival 2016

From 11-12 November 2016, the national Science on Stage festival for Greece will be held in Athens. The festival, runnig as the ‘9th Hellenic Science on Stage Fair’, will include an exhibition and contest of laboratory constructions and educational material on the theme ‘Inventing the Future of Science Education’. Teachers from all over the country are invited to apply with their creative ideas for science teaching and present these at the educational fair. Please, find further information here:

>> www.science-on-stage.eu/greece

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