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Turkey: Successful teacher training in Istanbul

On 17 November 2018 Science on Stage Turkey organised another successful teacher training in Istanbul. It was a very intensive program with presentations on Science on Stage Europe and LUMA StarT, a coding workshop, a physics experiments workshop and nature education.

As the Turkish Science on Stage community is growing fast and the enthusiasm and interest in teacher trainings is very high, the number of seminars held in Turkey will be increased. The next one is already planned for spring in Mersin!

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27.11.2018

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Science on Stage at the Conference Elixir to Schools

About 200 teachers of physics and natural sciences from all over Czech Republic came together at the weekend conference 'Elixir to schools' in Hradec Králové. The teachers had the opportunity to see three physics lectures, to visit the Inspiration Forum and to participate in 40 workshops.

The workshop 'Fragments from Science on Stage' for around thirty teachers was prepared by Jitka Houfková from Science on Stage Czech Republic and Jitka Soukupová, participant to Science on Stage festivals in 2015 and 2017. At the workshop the teachers were introduced to Science on Stage and its activities and tried out some experiments of the former European Science on Stage festivals in London and Debrecen.

Some of the participants of the workshop are most likely to join the next Czech Science on Stage festival, which will take place on 13 October 2018 in Liberec. For further information follow this link.

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Balıkesir: Two-day teacher training seminar in Turkey

From 12-13 May 2018 the annual 'Teacher Training STEM Seminar & Hands on Science Workshop monitoring on the theme' took place at Balıkesir, Turkey.  

Teachers from all over the country participated in this two-day seminar organized by Nilgün Erentay, main NSC of Science on Stage Turkey. At the event the Science on Stage network, its activities and exemplary STEM teacher projects were presented to the participants. Also four other workshops, one fieldwork for observing sky at night and one day trekking and field work at Kaz Mountains were offered to the participants. 

Zağnospaşa Secondary School hosted this event in collaboration with Science on Stage Turkey, Balıkesir Municipality and National Education Directorate of Balıkesir Province.

At the first day of the seminar, two presentations and three workshops were realised: Examples of Science on Stage projects at schools, an Arduino Coding workshop for teachers, an outdoor game for teachers at nature called 'Magic Tower' and the workshop 'Ebru Art'. After that the participants were invited to a night- sky observation with telescope.

At the second day of the seminar, a full-day trekking trip to Kaz Mountains was organised and the flora of the mountains were examined by the teachers. Nilgün Erentay gave a field workshop on how to conduct water quality tests at the Sutüven waterfall.

The participants teachers developed new skills  about science, technology and art and made friendship at this two-days seminar.

Nilgün Erentay thanks Zağnospaşa Secondary School and their partners for hosting this Science on Stage Turkey teacher training seminar so well!

Picture © Nilgün Erentay / Science on Stage Turkey

29.05.2018

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Ljubljana:  Second seminar ‘From School Experiments to Experiments at Festivals and on Stages’

On 12 May 2018 the second part of the seminar 'From School Experiments to Experiments at Festivals and Stages' was organised by Science on Stage Slovenia and took place at the UL Pedagogical Faculty in Ljubljana. The focus was on workshops on practical experiments.

First Edvard Kobal, director of the Slovenian Science Foundation, welcomed the participants and invited them to apply for the 24th Slovenian Science Festival with international participation in September 2018. At this event also the Slovenian teacher delegates for the European Science on Stage festival 2019 in Cascais, Portugal, will be chosen.

A one-hour experimental presentation on 'Water over the head' by Maša and Miha Kukec followed. After that Maša Sojer presented interesting innovations with wood.

After the break, all participants split into two groups: one group examined biofuels and did further experimental research on fermentation (alcoholic fermentation). The second group investigated the 'act of murder' with experiments related to forensics (chemistry solves murder) and the identification of fingerprints. After an hour, the groups switched.

The participants were very satisfied with the content and organization of the second part of this seminar. They have gained a lot of experience and useful knowledge.

All pictures © Nika Cebin / Science on Stage Slovenia

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