Experiment

Siemens Stiftung

6. Electricity - 6.3 LEDs (student instructions)

Experimentation instructions:Detailed instructions and questions for students on conducting the experiment "LEDs”.The question "What are the properties of a light-emitting diode (LED)?” shall be answered by experimenting.Information and ideas:One item deals with "Technical application and vocational orientation".

Experiment

Siemens Stiftung

7. Electronics - 7.3 Transistors (student instructions)

Experimentation instructions:Detailed instructions and questions for students on conducting the experiment "Transistors”.The questions "What are the characteristics of a transistor?” shall be answered by experimenting.Information and ideas:One item deals with "Technical application and vocational orientation".

Arbeitsblatt

Siemens Stiftung

Learning environment 2 - Material properties (worksheet 1)

Worksheet:six problem cards for working through the tasks in learning environment 2 The problem cards describe the six problems to be solved by splitting the work among groups, and specify concrete tasks to be solved through experimentation. The properties to be investigated are:• Thermal conductivity• Electrical conductivity• Hardness• Magnetic property• Solubility and material separation• Behavior in water

Arbeitsblatt

Siemens Stiftung

Learning environment 1 - Sorting materials (worksheet)

Worksheet:on the "Sorting materials” learning environment Low-threshold starting point: The students should sort various objects according to criteria they select themselves. A table with images of the objects to be sorted and their designations supports identification.

Experiment

Siemens Stiftung

7. Electronics - 7.5 Capacitor/transistor circuits (student instructions)

Experimentation instructions:Detailed instructions and questions for students on conducting the experiment "Capacitor/transistor circuits”.An electronic circuit is shown in a diagram. The questions "How does the circuit shown below function and what is the importance of the capacitor in this circuit?” shall be answered by experimenting.Information and ideas:One item deals with "Technical application and vocational orientation".

Anderer Ressourcentyp

Siemens Stiftung

Learning environment 1 - Sorting materials (e-mail and images for getting started)

Starting media:images of Prof. Cousteau, the research ship, and an e-mail for getting started in learning environment 1 The e-mail defines the background story and informs the students about the pending tasks and problems in the learning environment. The images show Prof. Cousteau at work and the ship she is traveling on for the research expedition.

Experiment

Siemens Stiftung

A4 Combining batteries (student instructions)

Experimentation instructions for Experimento | 8+:
Detailed instructions and questions for students on conducting the experiment "Combining batteries.?

A short introductory text presents the experiment to the students. Then the research question is stated.
The students make guesses and exchange ideas about possible solutions.
This is followed by a list of the required materials as well as clear, step-by-step instructions for setting up and conducting the experiment in the small group.
Observation questions for checking the results can be answered right on the instructions.
There are also reflection questions for evaluating and understanding the experiment and establishing the reference to the opening question.
An additional research project encourages the students to do further research.
A further work assignment establishes a reference to technology. It shows photos of technical applications that are related to the scientific principles researched in the experiment.
In "What is your opinion?? students are encouraged to discuss and reflect on value-related behavior.
Documentation aids in the student instructions or a blank form to be filled out is provided for documenting the experiment.

Information and ideas:
· Observe the safety information in these instructions, in the teacher instructions related to the experiment, as well as in the document "Safety information on the topic of energy - Experimento I 8+? and discuss this information with your students.
· Also observe the applicable safety guidelines for your school.
· These student instructions are also available as a Word file.

Anderer Ressourcentyp

Siemens Stiftung

A1.1 The lamp should light up! (student instructions)

Experimentation instructions for Experimento - 8+:
Detailed instructions and questions for students on conducting the subexperiment "A1 Simple electric circuit - The lamp should light up?.

A short introductory text presents the experiment to the students. Then the research question is stated.
The students make guesses and exchange ideas about possible solutions.
This is followed by a list of the required materials as well as clear, step-by-step instructions for setting up and conducting the experiment in the small group.
Observation questions for checking the results can be answered right on the instructions.
There are also reflection questions for evaluating and understanding the experiment and establishing the reference to the opening question.
An additional research project encourages the students to do further research.
A further work assignment establishes a reference to technology. It shows photos of technical applications that are related to the scientific principles researched in the experiment.
In "What is your opinion?? students are encouraged to discuss and reflect on value-related behavior.
Documentation aids in the student instructions or a blank form to be filled out is provided for documenting the experiment.

Information and ideas:
· Observe the safety information in these instructions, in the teacher instructions related to the experiment, as well as in the document "Safety information on the topic of energy - Experimento I 8+? and discuss this information with your students.
· Also observe the applicable safety guidelines for your school.
· These student instructions are also available as a Word file.

Anderer Ressourcentyp

Siemens Stiftung

Water: Water quality experiments (teacher information)

Teaching methods:
Teaching method for teachers for the "Water quality experiments? media package.

In the lower classes of secondary schools, students in STEM subjects also grapple with the topic of water. Learning through research can be encouraged with the following four subexperiments:
1. Do all substances dissolve in water?
2. We clean water
3. Detect invisible substances in water (1)
4. Detect invisible substances in water (2)

The teaching methods provide teachers with all the important information for using the experimentation instructions in class: relevance to the curriculum, scientific background, and possibilities for variation. They also provide information on conducting the experiments and the answers to the assignments.
Notes:
· Observe the safety information in the instructions as well as the applicable safety guidelines for your school.
· All materials mentioned in the instructions will have to be purchased directly from commercial sources.

Experiment

Siemens Stiftung

Role-play to demonstrate electron flow

Experimentation instructions for Experimento | 4+:
How is energy transferred?

In this experiment, the children themselves represent the flow of electrons.

Information and Ideas:
· Children should have already had experience with a simple circuit.
· Please observe the general safety and hygiene measures and safety instructions in the respective teaching methods as well as the applicable safety guidelines for your school.
· All materials mentioned in the instructions will have to be purchased directly from commercial sources.