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Turkey: Seminar with beautiful mathematics in Bolu

Meltem Yontar, one of the teachers of the Turkish Science on Stage delegation for the upcoming European festival in Debrecen, carried out a workshop about her project at a training seminar in Bolu which was organised by Nilgün Erentay, head of Science on Stage Turkey. The workshop focused on the number Phi, which was considered to be the number of beauty in ancient Egypt and Greece, hidden in many beautiful things of life. In fact everything that looks good to the human eye is in proportion to the number of Phi (1,618). On this basis the participants were asked to make their own rugs with colourful rug motifs. Participating teachers designed their own studies with small groups they formed. In the mathematical proportions of the rugs they discovered whether or not there was a Phi number.

iStage 2 workshop in Lyon

On 11 April 2017 Jean-Luc Richter and Philippe Jeanjacquot from France gave a teacher training based on the brochure iStage 2 - Smartphones in Science Teaching at the Institut français de l'Éducation in Lyon. With Jean-Luc Richter playing the guitar the teachers did amongst other things experiments on the spectrum of sounds with their smartphones.

Germany goes Italy: Take a workshop to your country for chemistry teachers

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

 

Germany goes Switzerland: Take a Workshop to your Country at the Life Science Symposium in Basel

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.

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