Anderer Ressourcentyp

Siemens Stiftung

Link list for "The tropical rainforest" interactive whiteboard content

Link list:
Additional links on the topic of rainforests.


Additional information on the topic of "rainforests" for class (e.g., WebQuests, images, informational texts, games) or as background information for teachers.

Anderer Ressourcentyp

Siemens Stiftung

Link list for the media package "Humanitarian aid - drinking water filters in use"

Link list:
Many interesting links on the topics of "Drinking water shortage", "Humanitarian aid", and "Membrane filters".


Information and ideas:
Equally suitable as a source for Internet inquiry for teachers and students alike.

Anderer Ressourcentyp

Siemens Stiftung

What are the most popular hobbies among children?

Bar chart:
As one possible way to represent statistics, a bar chart based on the example of popular hobbies among children is presented.

The chart shows five fictitious values for the number of children who pursue the hobbies of dancing, soccer, horseback riding, reading, swimming, and computer gaming. It is used to teach the students how to read simple charts and how to gather information from them. The students can use this example to practice the terminology (more/fewer than, same number, the fewest/most).

Anderer Ressourcentyp

Siemens Stiftung

Energy consumption - comparison between countries

Matching exercise:
The countries China, the United States, Russia, Norway, Germany, Kenya, and the world as a whole are compared in terms of energy production, total energy consumption, and energy consumption per capita. Why does consumption vary so widely?

The chart shows, for example, that China consumes more energy as a whole than the United States, but per-capita consumption is significantly lower. Norwegians have much higher per-capita consumption than Germans. Why is that? Possible answers: The price of electricity is much lower in Norway and households often use storage heaters. The students should match the factors with the listed countries where they play a main role in energy consumption.

Information and ideas:
The bar chart is based on comparison values from 2011; the unit for production and consumption is million of tonnes of oil equivalent (mtoe), and the unit for per-capita consumption is kilogram of oil equivalent (kgoe). The answers to the following questions can be deduced from the chart: Which countries produce more energy than they consume? Which country has the highest per-capita consumption?
The exercise is designed as an "open exercise?; an answer sheet is not provided. The students? matches can encourage discussion. Inquiry tasks for the respective countries can also be assigned to the students. After they have presented their results, the students can check their initial matches.


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Anderer Ressourcentyp

Siemens Stiftung

Phase diagram of water

Interactive diagram labeling:
A p-T diagram for pure water. The lines indicate the temperature and the pressure at which the solid, liquid, and vapor phases exist in equilibrium. All three phases exist in equilibrium only at the triple point; otherwise, there are a maximum of two phases.

The diagram can be labeled interactively, either individually or in full. Manual labeling on the interactive whiteboard is also possible.

Anderer Ressourcentyp

Siemens Stiftung

Energy comparison of means of transportation (teacher information)

Teaching methods:
Teaching methods for teachers on the worksheet of the same name

This document states the learning objectives that are pursued with the "Energy comparison of means of transportation? worksheet. The worksheet can be used as the starting point for an open discussion about various means of transportation. Since the research results may differ, these teaching methods give sample values as a starting point for filling in the table. They also offer possibilities for variation.

Information and ideas:
After the initial discussion and after the students work through the worksheet, reflection and another discussion are useful.


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