## Mathematics

This task lets students study and learn about water and water shortages to answer the question “Can water shortages in Europe (and elsewhere) be prevented?”. Students will complete various activities in math and science, applying knowledge from both areas. The…

This task lets students explore the importance of using solar energy in transportation using math, science, and technology, applying knowledge from all three areas. Building on existing understanding and working on interdisciplinary activities, students will design, build and operate a…

In this activity, students will investigate how plants can help reduce CO2 pollution from cars. Starting with a car manufacturer’s advertisement, they will analyze the information on their website and create a report based on calculations and scientific facts. For…

Swimming water quality is checked annually using standard EU guidelines. In this unit, students will explore these guidelines, assess local water quality, and use biology, chemistry, and math to provide advice to the local tourist office based on their findings….

In this activity, students will look at how a group of geese in the Netherlands has changed over time. They will learn what biodiversity is and how to measure it. At the end, students will write a report for the…

In Germany and many other European countries, traditional light bulbs were being phased out. From 2009 to 2012, they gradually disappeared from stores, starting with the most powerful ones. This task helps students learn why the EU made this change,…

The lesson unit ‘Food’ explores energy flow in the human body. Students will study the food they eat, the energy used in daily activities and exercise, and the nutrients’ contributions to energy. They will also consider how to eat a…

Can we produce clean energy from the sun in the desert? Solar power plants are regarded as one possible solution for future energy supply problems. While dealing with this question, students will be exploring mathematical and physical principles and problems…

These materials aim to explain flooding through theory, practical investigation, and a research environment. The concepts of flow and the factors that affect it will be explored using a case study of river valley flooding. This lesson unit contains teacher…

This unit uses the idea of ‘flow’ like water movement to explain thermal equilibrium. In math and science lessons, students use simple experiments to learn these concepts. They then apply this knowledge to a case study on preventing hypothermia. This…

The question of which sofa you can just push through a hallway that turns at right angles is an unsolved mathematical problem. Fame and glory await the designer of the ideal sofa! Imagine you have a hallway that turns at…

Your birthday is a very special day of the year. Hopefully the weather will be fine so you can do special things: throw snowballs, have a garden-party in the sun, enjoy the colored leaves on a forest hike or fly…