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Lantern Moon: Doing research on bicycles in primary school with engineer Markus Riese


Markus Riese is an engineer and he is especially interested in bicycles. Since he was a boy he is fascinated by two-wheelers and spent hours and hours to puzzle on them. Today he is the inventor of ear warmers attached to bike helmets and of a special folding bicycle. In ‘Lantern Moon and Hot Ears’ he presents exciting questions and experiments on bicycles for primary students.

The teaching brochure ‘Lantern Moon and Hot Ears’ was created by an international working group following the Science on Stage festival 2011 in Copenhagen. The new edition with simplified texts contains templates which can be copied to promote language skills with natural sciences. Scientists explain in them, how they came to their chosen profession and the sometimes odd stories that

happened to them along the way. The collection contains assignments to promote language skills for students with various experiments. Primary school teachers working with these assignments do not need to have specialized scientific knowledge. The brochure can be downloaded here.

Lantern Moon and Hot Ears - Markus Riese, Engineer
Laternenmond und heiße Ohren - Markus Riese, Ingenieur

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