Press releases | Education 06.09.2010

The media portal of the Siemens Stiftung is now offering Spanish teaching materials

The Siemens Stiftung is constantly expanding the free content on its
media portal. The English and German teaching materials have now been augmented to include Spanish content as well. By broadening the media portal’s multilingual content, the foundation aims to assist the work of instructors outside of Germany and at bilingual schools within Germany.

The media portal offers instructors and education students high-quality
teaching materials not only in English and German but now also in Spanish.
The over 2,000 individual media in the online database currently include some
70 Spanish-language downloadable media on the topics of “Hearing” and

This includes 53 media featuring explanations on the structure and function of
the human ear, for example, and examining questions such as how tones are
produced and when sound becomes noise. These materials are compiled in
three instructional units on hearing, noise and the ear drum. The media
package “Conservation of Energy and Efficiency: Heat Engines” is now also
available in Spanish. Educators can use this content to teach students about
the concept of energy through the illustrative examples of heat engines or the
development of steam engines.

The materials are available as image and audio files, worksheets and flash
graphics and are appropriate for use in various subjects and school types.
Teachers will also find tips on how to integrate the media into their classroom

The Spanish media can be downloaded for free individually or in thematically
grouped media packages that include fascinating and up-to-date media
focusing on specific aspects of a particular field. To see an overview of Spanish
media in just a few clicks, go to the media portal homepage and select the
appropriate media language.

The introduction of Spanish media underscores the commitment of the
Siemens Stiftung through its media portal to offer instructors in Germany and
abroad a great diversity of languages and subject matter. The newly available
Spanish media are intended to assist instructors outside of Germany and at
bilingual schools within Germany in planning their lessons. New teaching
materials in German and other languages are constantly being added to the
media portal of the Siemens Stiftung.

For access to the media portal as well as further information go to:

The Siemens Stiftung was founded in September 2008 as a charitable
foundation constituted under civil law, headquartered in Munich and endowed
by Siemens AG with foundation capital of Euro 390m. The Foundation thereby
continues the company’s over 160-year tradition of social commitment. The
task of the Siemens Stiftung is to find answers to global social challenges,
highlight opportunities and provide aid for self-help in emergencies. In line with
the Foundation’s mission the focus of its activities are social commitment,
education, technology as well as arts and culture. The Siemens Stiftung’s work
is largely operational, i.e. it mainly initiates its own projects and implements
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