From 6-7 April 2017 two German chemistry teachers visited Tramin in South Tyrol to give a workshop about 'Experiment-based tasks which integrate contexts into a process-oriented environment and aim at active handling of knowledge' at the Fortbildungsakademie Schloss Rechtenthal. With this project Gregor von Borstel and Andreas Böhm won the European Science Teacher Award at the European Science on Stage festival 2015 in London.
The project of the two German teachers needs only little material of low cost. With devices from medical technology the 20 participants experimented on oxygen, the shifting of chemical equilibrium or analysed the chemical reactions behind hotpots and cool packs. The two workshop leaders were rewarded with an overwhelming positive feedback!
Learn more about the project: http://www.lncu.de/index.php?alias=startseite
On Saturday, 18 March 2017 three German STEM teachers from Ludwig-Thoma-Gymnasium in Prien am Chiemsee gave a workshop in Switzerland: Johannes Almer, Ernst Hollweck and Thomas Gerl joined the Life Science Symposium at the Bäumlihof Gymnasium in Basel, a transnational science event at the tri-state area of Switzerland, France and Germany, to present two hands-on workshops: 'Who murdered Sir Ernest' and 'Energy from Yeast - Microbiological Fuel Cells'. At a stand on site they also presented the BISA project which focuses on biodiversity.
The German teacher team was invited to take their workshops to Switzerland by Dr. Sacha Glardon and Thomas Scheuber, two Swiss teachers who also gave a workshop at the Life Science Symposium with the title 'Alles Banana und colourful Carrots'.
Find further information about the Science on Stage 'Take a Workshop to your Country' programme here.
From 27 February to 2 March 2017 the Youth Mobile Festival YoMo took place in Barcelona under the motto 'Science+Tech meets Mobile'. Up to 20,000 10-16 year olds from across Catalonia and Spain joined the event. Pere Compte presented at the stand of Ciencia en Acción the materials of Science on Stage and invited STEM teachers to implement the teaching ideas of the brochure iStage 3 - Football in Science Teaching in their own classrooms within in the European STEM League.
David Featonby from Science on Stage UK and Fanni Vitkoczi from Hungary were invited speakers at the RDS Primary Science Fair in Limerick Ireland from 18-20 January 2017. Almost 3000 children from many schools presented projects and also attended various workshops, David Featonby's 'What Happens Next?' workshop was delivered 12 times in the three days with support from Fanni - to both students, teachers and parents, and was very well received by those who attended. They introduced Science on Stage to many primary teachers.