Jörg Haas, Physics and Mathematics teacher
MINTegration – a STEM education project for transition classes
A STEM education project for refugee children - how did you come up with that idea?
What role can science and technology education play in integrating refugees?
What were the workshops like?
What experiments did the children conduct?
We did experiments on the topics of the human body and senses, circuits and energy, and water and filtration. Those included things like the lemon battery, directional hearing, conductors and non-conductors, or filtering water. For the most part, the experiments came from Siemens Stiftung Experimento kits.
What kind of "language-sensitive" teaching materials were used?
Was the project well-received by the students?
So you were able to awaken the children’s interest in science!
What have been some of your personal takeaways from the project?
Are you planning to take the project further?
Would you share your concept with anyone who was interested?