• Nine image tiles on the media portal homepage offer a quick overview of media portal content.
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  • The portal offers over 5,500 free science- and technology-themed teaching and learning materials (as of June 2015) in English, German, and Spanish.
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  • Many of the media have been made available under an open license as “open educational resources” (OER).
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  • The OER can be downloaded, modified, shared, and republished without the need to register.
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  • The media items are available free of charge and come individually or in a package.
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  • A user-friendly matrix displays all available experiments from the “Experimento” program at a glance – including information on the target age group and subject matter.
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  • Instructions for fascinating, real-world experiments help young students explore scientific themes on their own. It’s the fun way to learn science!
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  • Educators can find a broad array of formats and content covering the full spectrum of health, energy, and environmental issues.
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  • Photos to arouse interest, provide food for thought and illustrate the real-world connection.
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  • Interactive diagrams make abstract interconnections comprehensible – in German, English or Spanish.
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  • The media portal offers real-world materials: age-appropriate, interactive whiteboards for primary school …
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  • … or graphics for interdisciplinary or bilingual instruction.
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  • From the impulse image for introducing a new topic …
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  • … and worksheets help students review what they have learned: How does a generator work?
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  • The materials are tailored to the curriculum and prepared especially for classroom use.
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The content must be understandable and exciting to inspire children and young people for natural sciences and technology. Real-world examples are needed to illustrate the link with global challenges of the present and future. The digital teaching materials in the Siemens Stiftung’s media portal provide fresh ideas for science and technology instruction and support teachers and educators in their work. They can choose from more than 5,500 German, English, and Spanish teaching materials, including interactive whiteboard content, worksheets, experimentation instructions, and videos. Apart from individual media, the portal includes themed media packages with suggestions for interdisciplinary use.

The media portal is available to teachers and educators worldwide who register, a process that is simple and free. Teachers and students are now able to access numerous different teaching materials in the form of Open Educational Resources (OER). Any Internet user can access and download these, edit them as needed and make them available to other people – without any registriation. The offering will be continually expanded over the coming months.