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Teaching Material of the Month: The engineer Markus Riese and his bicycle
Bicycles are amazing: you can spend hours and hours working on them. So did Markus Riese. As a young student he invented not only ear warmers attached to bike helmets but also a special folding bicycle. In this teaching unit with simplified texts he presents exciting experiments with bikes for primary school students. The material is taken from the brochure 'Lantern Moon and Hot Ears':
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.
Hungary: Kick-off for the Science on Stage festival 2017
On 16 December 2015 the Hungarian organising committee of the Science on Stage festival 2017 held a kick-off press conference in the Agora Science Center, Debrecen. Csaba Sükösd, head of Science on Stage Hungary, introduced the festival. Márta Gajdosné Szabó, Hungarian winner of the European Science Teacher Award 2015 presented her project and encouraged all teachers to take part in the festival. Please, find further information on our blog:
From 6-9 January 2016 the annual conference of the Association of Science Education took place at the University of Birmingham. With Kristy Turner from Bolton School and Colin Inglis from Boroughbridge High School also two teachers from the British delegation of the Science on Stage festival 2015 in London were taking part in the conference, showing their projects. Please, find further information at:
Starting on 18 January the LUMA Centre Finland offers an international MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) about sustainable energy in education. The course informs about processes, technologies and the development of possible solutions. It also points out practical pedagogical ideas, materials and resources for integrating the theme in STEM education – warmly recommended by Science on Stage Finland, hosted at LUMA. Please, find further information at:
Greece and Romania: Teacher exchange following up on London 2015
From 2-6 February 2016 Laszlo Papp from Romania will visit Panagiotis Lazos in Greece for a teacher exchange planning to develop a project together about experimental physics and sciences. Both teachers have attended the Science on Stage festival 2015 in London. Please, find further information at:
>> www.science-on-stage.eu/Greece-Romania_Teacher_Exchange 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:
Poland and Romania: Track record of a joint project
The aim of Science on Stage is to bring people together, give them a platform to exchange their ideas and to encourage them to make a difference. Corina Toma from Romania and Zenona Stojecka from Poland report about their two-year experience with Science on Stage and about the joint project that evolved from their acquaintance via our network. Please, find the full article here: