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Environmental education / natural science: learning portals and content offers

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Content offers from the field of sustainability, environmental education, nature, updated for the 2020/21 school year
Subject areas
Sustainable Development Education / Biology / Biology and Environmental Studies / Chemistry / Nutrition & Household / Health Education / Global Learning / Science / Physics / Project Teaching / General Education / Environmental Education
Level of education
Primary level / secondary level I / secondary level II / adults
Creation Date
04. 06. 2020
Last update
10. 05. 2021
Project page "App in the Wood"
When is a forest a forest? When is a tree a tree? Why is a palm not a tree? Why does the larch lose its needles in winter? How can I bend wood? Why is wood an insulator? What can wood withstand? Who works in the wood industry? What do forests and wood have to do with the climate? All of this and much more is part of the new wood researcher app, which is now available. On this project page you will find all information about the project as well as the link to all learning materials.
Project page "Digital Minerals in the NHM Vienna"
Natural History Museum Vienna (project management)
The digital exhibition “Evolution of Minerals” at the NHM Vienna was evaluated by pupils during the participation phase in May 2019 and then redesigned. The integration of four online games, which were developed by 15 HTL students in cooperation with the two educational partners and the cooperation partner Playful Solutions within a game jam, provide an additional playful introduction to the world of minerals. The digital exhibition and the four online games are suitable for grades from the 5th grade. They offer a low-threshold access to the complex topic of the step-by-step formation of minerals in the course of the earth's history. An internet connection of at least 10 Mbit / s and an internet browser are required to use all five learning materials. Additional apps or programs or IT skills are not required. The duration is currently between 5 and 20 minutes, depending on the user. On this project page you will find all information about the project as well as the link to all learning materials.
"Enter Bionics" project page
Stefanie Jäger / Manuel Kuss / Thorsten Schwerte / Thomas Katzelberger / Emmerich Kneringer / Sarah Rumetshofer
"Enter Bionics" relies on a mixed reality approach: research-based learning in a mix of real experiments, digital support measures and gamification incentives enables a playful and innovative examination of the focus on bionics. The final end product is a smartphone application (LOCANDY platform) in which bionic learning content is gamified and thus becomes edutainment in the form of individual stations. For the final teaching or learning product, eight different stations were developed that convey content from the areas of the strongly interdisciplinary research area and address competencies from the areas of biology, physics, technology and mathematics across disciplines. On this project page you will find all information about the project as well as the link to all learning materials.
Project page "TeaTime4App"
In the TeaTime4App project, the AGES - Austrian Agency for Food Safety - created an educational app together with students and teachers. Both the Tea Bag Index (TBI) method and the teaching materials that were already compiled during the project were used. The TBI records the degradation rates of buried tea bags within three months using a standardized method. The method can easily be carried out by "Citizen Scientists" such as schoolchildren, teachers and interested parties. The app enables the schools and the participating citizen scientists to carry out the project more easily and to make them less dependent on an accompanying research team. This allows this method to be included in the curriculum. On this project page you will find all information about the project as well as the link to all learning materials.
University of Education Vienna
Do we think about environmental protection when using smartphones? Are we striving for more environmentally sustainable media action? In the ÖHA! multimedia teaching and learning aids were created to raise awareness of ecologically sustainable media practices. The project was based on the dramaturgy of the life cycle of a smartphone from development, raw material extraction, production and media use to up / recycling. Print materials and the ÖHA app are now available as project results. On this project page you will find all information about the project as well as the link to all learning materials. The documents and details can also be found here.
The Vienna Children's University is coming to your home!
Vienna University Children's Office gGmbH
Mini-videos on various research topics - to watch and participate! Scientists tell you more about their research areas in exciting videos. You can visit the Vienna Children's University from the comfort of your own home and immerse yourself in different subject areas.
Media portal for STEM lessons - Siemens Stiftung
In the media portal, teachers and students can find digital media on scientific and technical topics quickly and easily. The media portal supports teachers with more than 4,000 open educational media (OER: Open Educational Resources) with varied and realistic lessons. Mathematics, biology, computer science, physics or chemistry: Here you will find a large selection of free, digital teaching materials - from worksheets and interactive blackboard pictures to exciting learning games. Do you deal with methods such as research-based learning, inclusive learning and service learning? You will also find a lot of information and materials on this in our media portal. The media portal and the materials are available in three languages: German, English and Spanish.
Climate change in the classroom with eTwinning
Find helpful resources on the eTwinning Priority Theme 2020 here.
Environmental education offers in Lower Austria
Mag. Dr. Margit Helene Meister Head of Environment.Knowledge
The catalog offers kindergarten pedagogues, teachers through to pedagogues in the extracurricular area an overview of the existing (more than 500) offers in the environmental and sustainability area in Lower Austria (with filter function).
Teaching materials on water and wastewater
Vienna University Children's Office gGmbH
Didactic materials for the 5th to 8th grade on the subject of water and wastewater. The project was supported by Wiener Wasser (MA 31) and Wien Kanal, ebswien main sewage plant Ges.m.b.H. commissioned and prepared by the children's office.
Smartphones in class? Students show what is possible!
Dr. Patrick Bronner & team
In the project "Smartphones in the classroom? Pupils show what is possible!" High school students have developed over 60 scientific experiments with free smartphone apps and presented them at an exhibition at the Freiburg University of Education. All experiments of the pupils and the associated worksheets from the lessons were revised after the exhibition and made available online at the following page: http://mascil.ph-freiburg.de/smartphone Teachers can find a wide variety of ideas and ideas on the homepage Suggestions for using smartphones for your own lessons. The smartphone project was a cooperation event between school (Friedrich-Gymnasium Freiburg), university (Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg) and the EU project mascil. Accompaniment by a teacher is recommended.
iStage 2 - Smartphones in Science Classes
20 teachers from 14 European countries developed eleven teaching units in which smartphones and apps are used for fascinating experiments in math, physics, chemistry and biology classes. The topics range from the measurement of space to the investigation of daily noise exposure to the measurement of the speed of cars.
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“Enter Bionics” relies on a mixed reality approach: research-based learning in a mix of real experiments, digital support measures and gamification incentives enables a playful and innovative approach to the focus on bionics. The final end product is a smartphone application (LOCANDY platform) in which bionic learning content is gamified and thus becomes edutainment in the form of individual stations. For the final teaching or learning product, eight different stations were developed that convey content from the areas of the strongly interdisciplinary research area and address competencies from the fields of biology, physics, technology and mathematics across disciplines. Further information: https://eduthek.at/mitmachen/Enter%20Bionics/
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In the TeaTime4App project, the AGES - Austrian Agency for Food Safety - created an educational app together with students and teachers. Both the Tea Bag Index (TBI) method and the teaching materials that were already compiled during the project were used. The TBI records the degradation rates of buried tea bags within three months using a standardized method. The method can easily be carried out by "Citizen Scientists" such as schoolchildren, teachers and interested parties. The app enables the schools and the participating citizen scientists to carry out the project more easily and to make them less dependent on an accompanying research team. This allows this method to be included in the curriculum. The app / materials are also suitable for the lower level, especially for the laboratory of pupils who have chosen the real branch at grammar schools.
Klima.schule Online Challenge - Basic (elementary school)
VERBUND climate school in the Hohe Tauern National Park
Learn to protect the climate in a playful way! Klima.schule offers teachers and pupils an interactive learning platform with different levels of information. On the one hand, the children can acquire knowledge independently by reading child-friendly texts, independently carrying out experiments or trying to play through the Online Challenge - Basic (elementary school). An information pool (teaching material, collection of links, etc.) is offered to teachers, but there is also the option of teaching about climate in the same way as the Online Challenge - Basic (elementary school). klima.schule uses the motivational mechanisms of computer games to impart skills on climate and climate protection - as in climate school lessons by rangers in schools. The overarching goal: children and young people are enabled to classify their daily decisions in terms of their relevance for climate and climate protection. klima.schule can be visited individually, with friends or as part of a school class. Extensive information and teaching materials are available here: klima.schule/info-lehrerinnen/
Klima.schule Online Challenge - Advanced (Secondary Level I)
VERBUND climate school in the Hohe Tauern National Park
Climate protection - now it's our turn! Klima.schule offers teachers and pupils an interactive learning platform with different levels of information. On the one hand, the children can acquire knowledge independently by reading child-friendly texts, independently carrying out experiments or trying to play through the Online Challenge - Advanced (secondary level I). An information pool (teaching material, collection of links, etc.) is offered for teachers, but there is also the option of teaching on the topic of climate analogous to the Online Challenge - Advanced (secondary level I). klima.schule uses reward mechanisms from computer games in order to impart skills on climate and climate protection - as in climate school lessons by rangers in schools. The overarching goal: Children and young people are enabled to classify their daily decisions in terms of their relevance for climate and climate protection. klima.schule can be visited individually, with friends or as part of a school class. Extensive information and teaching materials are available here: klima.schule/info-lehrerinnen/
Online course "Digitization & Sustainability - from duel to duo"
Learning opportunities at the Hamburg Open Online University: Sustainability and digitization - these are two megatrends that are widely discussed in society. Only the connection between the two topics is still relatively under-illuminated. The learning offer "Digitization & Sustainability - From Duel to Duet" consists of 10 videos on digitization and sustainability. The topic is concretized as an open online course with 10 focal points that work on the level of individual action as a user and consumer, customer and citizen. You can find more detailed information on this learning offer here.
Planet or plastic? The largest educational project about plastic and sustainability
Koen Timmers / Microsoft Educator Center
The world is at a crossroads: CO2 emissions and garbage are causing the earth an ever greater imbalance: Every year more than 10 million tons of garbage are dumped into the oceans. Up to 18,000 pieces of plastic float on the surface of the water per square meter - not to mention the rubbish that floats in the oceans and washes up on the beaches. And drinking water is not in particularly good shape either: 80 percent of drinking water is interspersed with microplastics. This special project is the ideal opportunity for your students to practice interdisciplinary and project-oriented work. In addition, the wide range of Microsoft education tools such as Flipgrid, Sway, Forms and Teams gives you the opportunity to integrate the latest technologies in a didactically valuable way. You can carry out the project in German or English.
Open Science - Life Sciences in Dialog
A blog on food, food culture and science-related foods. In the Hungry for Science Blog, bloggers from Open Science, as the “know-it-alls”, clean the table with kitchen myths, serve scientific facts about food, report on nutritional trends and provide suggestions for exciting experiments. The articles are entertaining and easy to read, but always have a scientific reference and are well researched. Each article also includes the corresponding references, mostly from peer-reviewed scientific journals. www.hungryforscience.at
Instructions for simple DIY experiments - #ViennaHomeLab
Research and experimentation made easy at school or at home. Whether winter or summer, there are exciting experiments for every season. Various scientific topics can be researched with little effort and simple materials. All step-by-step instructions can be downloaded from the Vienna Open Lab website. To support research-oriented learning, suggestions for further research are given for each experiment.
Land creates life - the way of nutrients
Information platform for consumers about Austrian food. Land creates life is on the trail of Austrian food. Discover interesting articles and videos about everything worth knowing about food from Austria! Explore and accompany Austrian foods on their nutrient journey! Videos, podcasts, infographics, texts, blogs, pictures, working materials for the production of food in Austria.
erdbeerwoche GmbH (Mag.a Annemarie Harant / Mag.a Bettina Steinbrugger)
Ready for Red is a digital learning platform that offers youth-friendly teaching materials about puberty, menstruation, menstrual cycle and menstrual hygiene. Platform for young people between the ages of 10 and 16 and educators. Free registration required! In four levels and more than 70 interactive games, videos and exercises, young people learn everything they need to know about these important topics. The platform is aimed specifically at girls AND boys, as taboos can only be broken if both genders are equally informed. Girls and boys take note: Here you can try out videos & games from READY FOR RED: Test sites
Videos on the fauna of the Danube floodplains
Donau-Auen National Park GmbH
In this video gallery we present the Donau-Auen National Park to you from different "perspectives": What is there that is worth knowing about the appearance, food, reproduction and habitats of wild animals in the Au?
Natural treasures of the Danube floodplains - science in the national park
Donau-Auen National Park GmbH
The Donau-Auen National Park protects the last larger contiguous floodplain landscape in Central Europe.In this area - between Vienna and Bratislava - the free stretch of the Danube has been preserved, the riparian forest is considered the most pristine and ecologically most important of the Central European Danube. The different habitats enable an enormous biodiversity that is unique in Central Europe in such a small area - the Donau-Auen National Park currently covers more than 9,600 hectares. Far more than 800 higher plant species, over 30 mammal and 100 breeding bird species, 8 reptiles and 13 amphibian species and around 60 fish species live in the national park area. If you include the land and aquatic insects and invertebrates, the spectrum expands to a total of approx. 5000 species. Here you will find comprehensive information on the Danube, the lifeline of the national park, as well as on the different habitats, as well as on our nature conservation measures and river revitalization projects. The menu items Fauna and Flora offer a growing species lexicon of animals and plants that are native to the Donau-Auen National Park.
Biology and ecology of the bats
Coordination Office for Bat Protection and Research in Austria (KFFÖ)
Comprehensive information on bats.
17 Goals for a Better World - A Brochure for Upper Secondary Education
BAOAB in cooperation with various non-governmental organizations
A brochure for the upper secondary level, youth work and adult education on the goals for sustainable development: Suggestions for the secondary level 2 for the thematic discussion in the school To make the SDGs known in the school and to motivate as many educators as possible to take up the topic areas and to pass it on to pupils, the Styrian Environmental Education Center developed this didactic guide for teachers for use in secondary level 1. The creation of the brochure was funded by the Federal Ministry of Education. All Austrian schools are invited to deal with the 17 UN goals. This folder contains information and suggestions for lessons that will help you, the teacher, to arouse the students' interest in these topics and to help shape their own future. With reference to the basic decree “Environmental Education for Sustainable Development”, this teaching folder can be used for different school subjects, as well as for interdisciplinary project teaching, interlinked teaching and for the elective subject “Ecology”. Further information and materials can be found on the BMBWF website: https://www.bmbwf.gv.at/Themen/schule/schulpraxis/ba/bine.html
17 goals for a better world - lesson folder for secondary level 1
Environmental Education Center Styria / ÖKOLOG
Suggestions for the 5th - 9th grades for thematic discussion in school In order to make the SDGs known in school and to motivate as many pedagogues as possible to take up the topics and pass them on to pupils, the Styrian Environmental Education Center developed this didactic handout for teachers for use in secondary level 1. The creation of the brochure was funded by the Federal Ministry of Education. All Austrian schools are invited to deal with the 17 UN goals. This folder contains information and suggestions for lessons that will help you, the teacher, to arouse the students' interest in these topics and to help shape your own future. With reference to the basic decree “Environmental Education for Sustainable Development”, this teaching folder can be used for various school subjects, as well as for interdisciplinary project teaching, interlinked teaching and for the elective subject “Ecology”. Further information and materials can be found on the BMBWF website: https://www.bmbwf.gv.at/Themen/schule/schulpraxis/ba/bine.html
Working materials for biology classes
Open Science - Life Sciences in Dialog
Info texts, worksheets, quizzes and much more. on stem cells, microorganisms, CRISPR / Cas, ... On its website, Open Science offers materials on a wide range of topics in the life sciences and provides suggestions for a varied design of biology lessons. - At https://www.openscience.or.at/de/schulcorner there are teaching materials (texts, slide sets, videos, worksheets, quizzes, e-learning courses, ...) for primary level elementary school, secondary level 1 and secondary level in the school corner 2. The subject areas: microorganisms, stem cells, genome editing, CRISPR / Cas, allergies and much more. Suggestions for the discussion of social and ethical aspects can also be found here. - In the knowledge area, extensively researched knowledge texts on specific topics - such as viruses, PCR, human microbiome, bionics and biomimicry or allergies - can be found at www.openscience.or.at/de/wissen/?f=artikel. At www.openscience.or.at/de/wissen/?f=kurzmeldung there are regular short messages with news from Austrian research and science.
Razor sharp - food and household in the NMS
Blog with information for teachers and learners on the subject of "Nutrition and Household" (EH) and on the subject of "Household Economics and Nutrition" (HÖK) with teaching scenarios and learning videos. The design of the lesson succeeds if the theoretical content shows the understanding of the practical connections and is thus linked. EH is actually predestined to successfully shape the theory-practice process through well thought-out topic planning. We're not just talking about cooking: Consumer education in particular provides a wide range of life-relevant topics (advertising, consumption, resources) that make it possible to establish points of contact between the theoretical content in the classroom and the students' world. The loose presentation of individual work steps, which are then imitated in small or large groups, may and may not be sufficient (curriculum!). The pupils should understand why individual work steps require a certain food, a certain safety measure or a necessary workplace setting. In this way, theory and practice can be promoted to the same extent without reducing the subject to practical food preparation. Of course, the teacher is required to explain facts, show connections and think outside the box - ideally as a first step into the children's world.
Knowledge pool: focus on climate change
Programs and multimedia offers from Planet-schule.de. Planet-Schule is the joint internet offering of school television by SWR and WDR. All media contributions are available as an online stream. Recording and downloading of the contributions is not permitted for Austrian educational institutions. Listening / viewing is possible free of charge. Please note, however, that all media on this website are protected by copyright: Terms of use from Planet-schule.de
Climate change - Bayerischer Rundfunk
BR - Media library on the topic of climate change
Sustainicum Collection / teaching materials for education on sustainability
Center for Global Change and Sustainability
Teaching materials for education on sustainability / English and German The aim of teaching materials is to make terms, processes and interrelationships relevant for sustainability more tangible and easy to understand. We prefer materials with a focus on participation of the students. Most materials also provide teaching instructions and students handouts.
GAIA - Green Arwarness in Action
OVOS-Media for Austria and many more.
The Green Awareness in Action (GAIA) project focuses on the educational community, faculty, staff, students and parents at various levels of education, from primary and secondary to high schools and universities. Raising awareness among young people and changing their behavior and habits concerning energy usage is key to achieving sustained energy reductions. The GAIA Challenge provides a platform for students and teachers to engage in a playful way with educational content in the context of their school building.
Südwind- digital library
From shopping tips and concepts for global learning to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), here you will find Südwind materials, sorted by topic, for free download.
RESET non-profit foundation GmbH
Climate change, environmental protection, poverty, globalization ... You can find out more here: RESET offers you up-to-date and well-founded background knowledge with further information - written and compiled by reseters and experts.
Terra X clips under Creative Commons license - ZDFmediathek
Second German Television
Here the ZDF provides excerpts from Terra X and other science programs for free use to all interested parties. The clips licensed under CC ("CC BY" or "CC BY-SA") can be shown by teachers in class, built into presentations by students or further edited, saved and presented to others. The prerequisite for this is that the conditions specified under the clips are met.
On the world chocolate market
Using a role play, the pupils get to know the path of chocolate - from the cocoa tree to chocolate in the supermarket. You will recognize the production chain and find out who is involved in what form in the chocolate market.
The child and youth program TEAM PANDA of WWF Austria has updated teaching materials on the subject of wolves (in addition to a printed brochure in class size that can be ordered, there is also a teaching video by a wolf expert as well as knowledge sheets and worksheets).
Suggestions for forest activities
On this page you will find some suggestions on how you can "bring the forest into the classroom". Videos, ideas, stories, handicrafts and puzzles on the topic of forests.
Access to the natural sciences for underperforming students: Exemplary lesson plans, recommendations for educators and numerous exercises and practical tips
Anna Heyne-Mudrich / Daiga Kalnina / Lenka Kleger / Ilona Krpcova / Inese Liepiņa / Krisjanis Liepins / Thalia Mavrakou / Lenka Pachmanova (MASS)
This material is a handout for teachers. It describes motivating approaches to the natural sciences for underperforming students. Different levels such as learning content, organization of the learning process and methodological approaches are highlighted and the resulting results are made available in the form of didactic concepts, recommendations and exemplary lesson plans. The lesson drafts developed focus on environmentally relevant topics: a) Environmental pollution: The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, b) Earth moving, c) How is the weather today ?, d) What happens to all of our garbage ?, f) Groundwater pollution.
Environmental education - ideas for the home
Environmental Education Center Styria
Exciting experiments, engaging with nature, the garden from a different perspective ...! There are so many ways to diversify everyday life with children and young people in your own four walls or on short walks. And learning is done on the side!
123 chemistry demo units
123 Chemistry / Benno Köhler
Interactive learning of chemistry - this is how successful learning succeeds: 8 free demo units from the fee-based content pool www.123chemie.de. Interactive learning opportunities for chemistry are made available on this website. Direct integration into learning platforms using the LTI standard and direct access to Moodle is possible. Basic facts are available in the learning program, which are structured and presented in small informational steps. Chemical processes are clearly shown in essential phases and relationships are clearly illustrated. The content supplements the lessons in a meaningful way, arouses interest and calls for an understanding of chemical relationships.
Wissens ° raum blog: experiments and more
ScienceCenter Network Association
Everyone who is curious about science and technology has come to the right place! We let you look behind the scenes of our knowledge room in Vienna-Margareten and introduce people who are passionate about science and research. You can also look forward to exciting experiments and lots of ideas for tinkering, building and handicrafts. There is exciting content on the main topics of climate change and space in the virtual knowledge room. Our motto is: Everyone can discover science and technology for themselves and have fun with them!
Vienna University Children's Office gGmbH
Experiments, puzzles and tips to take home. Information on the Children's University Summer event and on offers from the Children's University Vienna team.
e-co-foot - training on the ecological footprint
Partners of the Erasmus + education project e-co-foot / e-co-foot.eu
e-co-foot is an international project for education on sustainability. The most important results are learning materials, teaching materials and an ecological footprint calculator, especially for children and young people. Link to the e-learning page: FOOTPRINT - E-LEARNING (course available in German, English, Romanian, Hungarian and Greek).
The Anthropocene - PH Lower Austria
The interdisciplinary project “Learning and teaching the Anthropocene *” aims to bring the Anthropocene into schools as a framework for thinking about educational processes. (The current geological age, which is shaped by the massive influence of humans.) Here you will find a collection of already existing practice materials for your teaching.
The Anthropocene - Radio College
Salzburger Nachtstudio von Ö1: The basic theme of the program is the development of human influence on planet earth. The broadcast is available free of charge and permanently on "Ö1 macht Schule". There is also an interactive quiz and a lesson suggestion for the broadcast.
Education 2030 - Platform for Global Learning and Education for Sustainable Development
Südwind / BAOBAB (in cooperation with Forum Umweltbildung / Welthaus / comment)
Teaching and learning for the future: The UN's 2030 Agenda has the power to change our world. 17 global sustainability goals show how we can fight injustice, prevent climate catastrophe and make the world a livable and just place for everyone. Didactic materials and lesson plans as downloads, research in various library catalogs as well as monthly media tips on global learning and sustainable development goals; Examples of good practice in classroom and school development.
Environmental Education Forum: Online Practice Materials
Teaching suggestions of the "Forum Umweltbildung" in their online practice materials
Sustainability, education and the fight against climate change are major societal challenges of our time. Together with our partners, we try to introduce children and young people to these topics in a playful way with our project “ÖkoGotschi goes School” and to create awareness and encourage sustainable action through innovative knowledge transfer (game-based learning).
Wood accompanies our children from the first days of life - from the family environment to school lessons and maybe even when choosing a career. We bring the children and young people closer to the topic of forest and wood in all its diversity. Are you a pedagogue and would like to discuss the topic of forest and wood with your pupils or kindergarten children? Then take advantage of the extensive range from proHolz Steiermark, which is constantly being expanded. It is worth checking out the website regularly! Here you will find learning materials about forests, wood and paper, teaching and (advanced) training offers on the topics of forest and wood; Games, "App in the Wood"
Digital minerals in the NHM Vienna Digital exhibition
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The digital exhibition “Evolution of Minerals” at the NHM Vienna was evaluated by pupils during the participation phase in May 2019 and then redesigned. The integration of four online games, which were developed by 15 HTL students in cooperation with the two educational partners and the cooperation partner Playful Solutions within a game jam, provide an additional playful introduction to the world of minerals. The digital exhibition and the four online games are suitable for grades from the 5th grade. They offer a low-threshold access to the complex topic of the step-by-step formation of minerals in the course of the earth's history. An internet connection of at least 10 Mbit / s and an internet browser are required to use all five learning materials. No further apps or programs or IT skills are required. The duration is currently between 5 and 20 minutes, depending on the user.
Water School - Instruction Booklet 2 of the Swarovski Water School Austria
Swarovski Water School Austria (Ed.)
Booklet 2 of the Swarovski Water School was designed for four-day water school lessons with the rangers of the Hohe Tauern National Park in secondary schools / BG / BRG.In a total of nine modules, the topic of "water" is dealt with very extensively. Experiments, quizzes, group work, surveys, observations, discussions and investigations on bodies of water including an animal and plant identification and the resulting determination of the water quality class (in a simplified form) are an integral part of the water school lessons. The global importance of the most important resource on our planet and the different water situations in the seven countries in which the Swarovki Water School is offered (in addition to Austria, India, China, Thailand, Uganda, Brazil and the USA) are also particularly considered. You can find the completed version here.
Simple experiments for home
Experimenting is not only fun, but also smart. Many experiments can be carried out at home without much effort. Why don't the vinegar and oil combine in the salad bowl? How is a sound created and how does it get to the ear? Why can an airplane fly? Our experiments are suitable for the whole family, the level of difficulty is indicated with one to three balloons per attempt. The experiments are easy to understand, fun and provide many aha-moments. Only harmless items that can be found in every household are required. All experiments can be carried out individually and independently of one another. Look what your household has ready and be amazed together, there is a lot to discover!
Office of the Lower Austrian state government
YouTube channel of the Office of the Lower Austrian State Government, Science and Research Department, Science Communication Department
IST Austria Pop-up Science - research instead of boring!
Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)
Under the motto "Research instead of boring", online activities take place at IST Science in which the children meet scientists, experiment and develop their own research questions.
Food waste lesson plan