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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:

>> www.science-on-stage.de/Lantern_Moon_Mona_Goudarzi

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 national festival dates are confirmed:

>> Science on Stage Portugal: 30 April 2016 in Lisbon
>> Science on Stage Turkey: 7 May 2016 in Ankara
>> Science on Stage France: 19 May 2016 in Le Creusot
>> Science on Stage Poland: 15-17 September 2016 in Poznań
>> Science on Stage Czech Republic: 30 September 2016 in Liberec
>> Science on Stage Spain: 07-09 October 2016 in Cádiz
>> Science on Stage Hungary: 07-09 October 2016 in Debrecen
>> 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

Please hand in a written application in these countries:

>> Science on Stage Finland: 31 March 2016
>> Science on Stage Belgium: 31 March 2016
>> Science on Stage Ireland: 31 May 2016
>> Science on Stage Sweden: 29 August 2016

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:

>> www.science-on-stage.eu/Travel_Scholarships_&_Joint-Projects

Learn more about our joint projects and read the personal experience reports of our teachers at our blog.

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.

>> www.scienceonstage.ch
>> www.scienceonstageturkey.com

Greece: Material for download

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:

>> www.science-on-stage.eu/greece

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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.

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