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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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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: