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Teaching Material of the Month: The mechanical engineer Mona Goudarzi and the wind turbine
How do people, animals and objects get inside the TV and how do remote-controlled cars work? Since childhood, technical things have been of tremendous interest to Mona Goudarzi. Today she is a mechanical engineer. In ‘Lantern Moon and Hot Ears’ she presents exciting questions and experiments on wind turbines for primary students and explains in 'simple language' how wind can be used to generate power:
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.
Netherlands and UK: Joint project on 'Slime Molds'
From 18 to 20 February 2016 Hans Mulder from the Netherlands, winner of the European Science Teacher Award 2015, will visit David Teasdale in the UK for developing a joint project about 'Slime Molds'. The follow-up activity is supported by Science on Stage. Please, find further information at: >> www.science-on-stage.eu/Netherlands-UK_Teacher_Exchange Did you also 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:
Scotland: Science on Stage UK at ASE Conference in Aberdeen
On 5 March 2016 the Scottish Annual Conference of the Association for Science Education (ASE) takes place in Robert Gordon’s College, Aberdeen. Teachers from the British delegation of the Science on Stage festival 2015 in London are taking part in the conference, showing their projects. In addition, David Featonby and Richard Spencer from Science on Stage UK will deliver workshop sessions. Please find further information at: >> www.science-on-stage.eu/ASE_Conference_2016_Scotland
Relaunch: Swiss and Turkish Science on Stage website
This month the websites of Science on Stage Switzerland and Science on Stage Turkey are shining in new splendour: The Swiss website is updated and contains information in German, English, French and Italian about the latest news and activities of the Swiss network. The Turkish website informs about a great variety of national and international events and ideas for STEM teachers in Turkey.
The last national Science on Stage festival in Greece was as the '8th Hellenic Science on Stage Fair'. Teachers from all across the country presented their teaching ideas at an exhibition and took part in a contest of laboratory constructions and educational material on the theme 'Illuminating Science Education'. Please, find now the proceedings of all projects compiled and ready for download at: