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PRIMAS Module 4 – Asking Questions that encourage IBL

Module 4 is all about asking questions. It deals with activities that are designed to help teachers reflect on characteristics of their questioning, leading to students reflecting on, thinking about and reasoning their anwers. It also helps teachers learn how…

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Mathematics
PRIMAS Module 3 – Learning Concepts through Inquiry

This unit considers how the processes of Inquiry-based Learning can be integrated into content learning in the mathematics classroom. Traditionally, these subjects are taught separately, with content memorized and process skills learned through separate investigations. Integrating both poses challenges but…

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Mathematics
PRIMAS Module 2 – Tackling unstructured Problems

In traditional math and science classes, students follow structured tasks with specific techniques. This contrasts with real-world problems that demand skills like simplification, modeling, and choosing relevant knowledge. To prepare students for independent problem-solving in their future lives, this unit…

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Mathematics
PRIMAS Module 1 – Student-led Inquiry

Inquiry-based learning engages students by encouraging curiosity, scientific thinking, and problem-solving. Students ask questions, simplify complex problems, collect and analyze data, and share findings. The traditional classroom, where teachers provide instructions, is contrasted with this approach. In this module, teachers…

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Mathematics
Just breath!

According to World Health Organization (WHO), more than seven million people die every year due to air pollution. Air pollutants arise from a wide variety of natural processes (e.g. forest fires, volcanoes, and bacteria) and human activities (use of motor…

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Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Interdisciplinary teaching, Mathematics
Visibility and Wet Road

Being one of our five senses, humans heavily rely on their sight, making vision and visibility important aspects of our daily lives. Good sight is an important safety issue, especially when driving or cycling at night, when lots of people…

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General Science, Physics
Securing the Food Supply

Our food supply is largely dependent on imports of agricultural products. The war in Ukraine, which is a major producer of wheat and oilseeds, and the resulting disruption of supply chains make us painfully aware of this. Now, some European…

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Biology, General Science, Geography
Heat pump

It has become cold and the heating season begins. An important technology of the future for this kind of weather is the heat pump. But how does it work? When you inflate a bicycle tire, the pump gets warm in…

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Engineering, Physics
Roadkill

“Only three insect removers can convince”. This is the headline oft he spring edition of a well-known car magazine about an annoying problem for all car owners. But what about the actual impact on the insect world and thus on…

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Biology, General Science, Geography
CO₂ Budget

CO₂, climate crisis – everyone knows by now that we have a problem. To deal with it properly, we also need to understand the math behind it. The greenhouse gases that make our earth warmer stay in the atmosphere for…

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Chemistry, General Science, Geography, Mathematics, Physics
Gelatine, Pectin or Agar-Agar?

“Animal, veggi or vegan?” is a question that is also being asked about fruit gums. “Classic” gummy bears contain gelatine. Agar-agar is often used as a counter term to gelatine. However, more often pectins are used for the production of…

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Chemistry
Conventional, hybrid or electric?

There are so many options of various types of vehicles on the market that it is often hard to know what to choose. Here is a task to help you analyse options and find the type of car that fits…

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Biology, Engineering, General Science, Geography, Interdisciplinary teaching, Mathematics