Teaching Materials: My Body and I on a Trip Around the World
As part of her dissertation at the Chair for the Teaching of Chemistry at the University of Duisburg-Essen Regina Hübinger developed with support from the Ernst Schering Foundation teaching materials for Integrated Science Curriculum that help to maintain and increase a scientific interest in children.
During their first school years, children can easily get excited about scientific topics. But when electricity becomes flowing electrons and the green of the leaves is suddenly called chlorophyll, many pupils lose interest.
Therefore it is important to be able to use the learned material and to understand the interconnections. After all, it is pure physics when a plant bursts through the soil in spring, pure chemistry when it beguiles insects with its smell and pure biology when it produces its seeds.
At a symposium on May 23, 2006, the Ernst Schering Foundation presented these teaching materials to the public. The symposium entitled "The Fascination of Science - New Ways Towards an Integrated Science Curriculum" inspired teachers, parents and scientists to discuss new concepts of teaching and learning.
The print version of the teaching materials is unfortunately out of print. A CD with the materials can be ordered from the Ernst Schering Foundation free of charge. The materials can also be downloaded as PDF files:
Teachers Handbook (in German only)
Module A: Weather (in German only)
Module B+C: Energy (in German only)
Module D+E: Nutrition (in German only)
The solutions sheets are available in two versions (for color print and for black white print):
Solution Sheet in Color (in German only)
Solution Sheet in Black and White (in German only)