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National Science Week

The National Science Week in Australia will take place from 14 - 22 August 2021. If you want to integrate scientific topics in your German lessons, you can find resources and ideas on this page. The resources are based on the CLIL approach and combine STEM and German. In addition, taster sessions for the Junioruni can be booked at the Goethe-Institut from 16 August until the end of the school year.

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For Primary Schools

Kinderuni ©Goethe-Institut

30 video lectures & over 240 interactive online activities

Children have thousands of questions that may sound straightforward enough but can sometimes prove very tricky to answer. That’s why the Goethe-Institut created the Kinderuni, a free online platform that is open to all children. With Kinderuni children discover what role science plays in their everyday lives. At the same time they can learn German.
>> Start Kinderuni with a fun Kahoot quiz (in English)
 

Curiosity Contest © Goethe-Institut

Curiosity Contest

Do you have a lot of questions about nature, animals, technologie or anything else? Then send us your question and we are then looking for a scientist who can answer it.
 


For High Schools

Superfrauen © Goethe-Institut

Superfrauen Podcast: Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim

The Superfrauen podcast tells stories from the lives of inspiring women. We learn about their exciting, sporty, smart and courageous pathways through life. Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim is the women who makes science fun. In her YouTube videos, the chemist explains how the world works with both humour and knowledge – and has a mission as she does so… 
Find out more about Mai Thi by listening to our podcast (level B1). Teaching resources are available for this and all the other superfrauen-podcast episodes. 

Junioruni © Goethe-Institut

Junioruni: Online resources and taster session

The Junioruni is a free online learning platform that offers students the opportunity to study science and learn German at the same time. 

Schools in Melbourne and Sydney can book free taster sessions at the Goethe-Institut. Click here for more information. 
 

Science Film Festival © science film festival

Science Films for the German Classroom

With 16 short films on current topics ranging from climate change and sustainable energy production to artificial intelligence, students can immerse themselves in the world of science. Accompanying this, teaching resources are available for German CLIL lessons (level A2). The handouts with the original pictures can be ordered here.

 

UN Sustainability Goals © United Nations

UN Sustainability Goals

In 2020, the UN sustainability goals were the focus of the Science Film Festival. In addition to materials in English, CLIL materials for German lessons are now available for free. Click on the documents marked with "SSF CLIL" to access the resources. 

Artificial Intelligence © Canva

Discussion Game on AI and Future

Not everything that is technologically possible is necessarily socially desirable. The card game "Perspective AI"  is particularly suitable for discussions with young people and adults to better understand political and social responsibility in dealing with innovations. The cards and rules of the game can be downloaded for free in German and English. 


Quizzes and Experiments

Quiz: AROUNDTHEWORLD © Peffermind Games

Quiz: AroundtheWorld

In this quiz young people can test their knowledge on nature and the environment.

Quiz: EITHER - OR: TEST YOUR ECO TYPE © Peffermind Games

Quiz: Test your Eco Type!

Decide quickly: Here, children and young people, up from eight years old, can find out what ecotype they are.
 

Experimentieren auf Deutsch © Goethe-Institut / ove-pictures

Science Experiments in German

Water, magnetism, plants, cars, materials, air, time, weight, oil, fat, gas, the human body, animals, nature, earth and the sun. The Goethe-Institut provides 20 CLIL modules with numerous experiments on these topics.
 


Lingo: STEM and German

Logo Lingo © Lingo – Eduversum

LINGO learn STEM

LINGO consists of a hands-on magazine for children between the ages of 8 and 12 as well as the MINTmobile website and app for teens aged 13 to 16. The contents of the magazine is dealt with in more depth both in the subject and linguistically on MINTmobil. All the magazines can be downloaded for free on the Lingo website
 

Lingo MINT mobil © Eduversum GmbH

LingoMINTmobil

"LingoMINTmobil" offers numerous interactive online materials for students of German. In addition to German, learners can acquire knowledge in the fields of biology, chemistry, geography, physics, computer science, mathematics and technology. With the free app "LingoMINT"-Quiz students can test their knowledge and compete against each other.

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