Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Science teaching

Simulations for environmental technologies, bioinformatics or mechanics: The free teaching material iStage - ICT in science teaching shows how to connect information and communication technologies (ICT) with science education.

The brochure gives practical examples of how to integrate programs like Java, Scratch or Tracker in biology, physics or astronomy classes.

In the framework of this projects, about 20 STEM teachers from 15 different countries worked together over one year to develop the teaching materials.

The publication is available in English, German, French, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian and Slovenian.

Here you download the publication

Additional material and ressources that help you to accomplish the teaching units can be found here

Got an iPad? Please download the brochure at the iTunes-Store as an iBook onto your tablet!

Topics are scientific issues involving programming elements for simulation techniques in environmental engineering, mechanics or bio-informatics to name just a few.

After a theoretical introduction, practical units follow: 

"Teaching Science in Europe" is a European exchange process that was initiated by Science on Stage Germany (SonSD) in 2004. Teaching Science in Europe 4 is a follow-up activity of the Science on Stage festival in 2011 and therefore contributes to sustainability, offering teachers a European platform to exchange views on teaching concepts and methods and continuing the work had begun at the festival 2011.

The greater objective of Teaching Science in Europe 4 is to publish teaching materials for ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) in natural sciences. About 20 teachers from 15 countries have been working together for over a year developing ICT materials for physics, biology, chemistry and mathematics lessons. The results have been published in German, English, French, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian and Slovenian (print + online). They are disseminated and implemented by other teachers in their own classes.

  • Dr Jörg Gutschank, physics, mathematics and computer science teacher, Leibniz Gymnasium | Dortmund International School, Board SonSD; main coordinator.
  • Jean-Luc Richter, physics and chemistry teacher, College JJWaltz, Marckolsheim, France.
  • Dr Miguel Andrade, Bioinformatics, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin-Buch.
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