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Teaching Material of the Month: Seawater experiments in your classroom

In this teaching unit students design a marine investigation kit with low budget materials. They monitor the water quality, grow phytoplankton, brine shrimp, measure the filter capacity of shellfish or the feeding habit of bristle worms. The material addresses biology and chemistry teachers and is suitable for students age 14 plus. The project idea by Hans Mulder was awarded with the European Science Teacher Award at the Science on Stage festival 2015:

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

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: 16-17 September 2016 in Poznań
>> Science on Stage Czech Republic: 30 September 2016 in Liberec
>> Science on Stage Spain: 7-9 October 2016 in Cádiz
>> Science on Stage Hungary: 7-9 October 2016 in Debrecen
>> Science on Stage Bulgaria: 28-30 October 2016 in Sevlievo
>> 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 September 2016

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Italy and France: Teacher trainings on Smartphones in Science Teaching

From 17-19 March 2016 a workshop based on the 'iStage 2'-brochure will be presented at the Fifth Edition of the International Conference 'New Perspectives in Science Education' in Florence, Italy. Another workshop on the same topic will take place on 15 April 2016 at the Institut Français de l'Education in Lyon. Find the full training schedule on 'Smartphones in Science Teaching' here.

>> www.science-on-stage.eu/teacher-trainings-iStage2

Spain: Science on Stage introductory courses in Andalucia

Personal contacts is the key to motivate teachers to join the Science on Stage network and passing on their own creative ideas to the growing community. For this reason Science on Stage Spain started a series of introductory courses in Andalucia with the next one taking place in Malaga on 31 March. For further information, please contact the Spanish NSC and find the full report on our blog.

>> www.science-on-stage.eu/blog

Greece: Workshops on festival projects at Athens

On 2 April 2016 Science on Stage Greece will provide workshops and master classes based on the projects of the Greek delegates that took part in the European Science on Stage festival 2015 in London. The presentation is part of a teacher training series organised by the Laboratory Centre of Physical Sciences of Aigaleo and will take place at the Auditorium of the 4th High School of Aigaleo in Athens. Please, find further information at:

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

Bulgaria: Joining the National Conference on Physics Education

From 7-10 April 2016 the annual 44th National Conference on Physics Education of the Union of Physicist in Bulgaria will take place at the astronomical observatory of Yambol. Science on Stage Bulgaria will participate and present the Science on Stage network as well as follow-up workshops of the Science on Stage festival 2015 in London with Bulgarian and Greek teachers. Please find further information at:

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

Last call: Apply now for the Portuguese Science on Stage festival 2016

On 30 April 2016 the national Science on Stage festival of Portugal will take place in Lisbon. Portuguese STEM teachers from primary to secondary school are invited to hand in their application by 3 April 2016. Please find further information at:

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

Finland: International Symposium on STEM Education

From 6-8 June 2016 the 6th International Symposium on STEM Education (ISSE) will take place in Lahti, Finland. The event is organised by LUMA Centre Finland, host of Science on Stage Finland, and addresses STEM teachers from all educational levels, prospective teachers, teacher educators and researchers in STEM education. The symposium is based on plenary lectures, discussion sessions and some hands-on activities. More information and registration at:

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

Also visit the new webpage of Science on Stage Finland:

>> www.luma.fi/sons

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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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