STEM on the Move

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) are boring for pupils, especially for girls?

There is a lack of specialists within certain working environments and a great need of educated people? For tackling this challenge, we want to develop movement based STEM learning modules for schools. Thereby, we want to attract the attention of young people by developing this new approach: A combination of learning, experencing, being active and having fun!

This project derives its stunning effect by combining several innovation objectives in a new and unusual way:

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are boring for pupils, especially for girls? There is a lack of specialists within certain working environments and a great need of educated people? For tackling this challenge, we intend to develop movement based STEM learning modules for schools. Thereby, we want to attract the attention of young people by developing this new approach: A combination of learning, experencing, being active and having fun!

Technology and didactics will be developed to teach Physics, Biomechanics, Technology, Mathematics etc.

The first four STEM learning modules will be:
  1. “STEM by Throwing”:
    Development of different throwing gadgets (with embedded sensors) for measuring throwing parameters and making them visible on devices like tablets, smartphones etc.
  2. “STEM by Swimming”:
    Development of a waterproof in-ear device interacting with further sensor systems, enables direct communication with the teacher/trainer and collects/processes different physical and biological data.
  3. “STEM by Cycling”:
    Development of a module teaching how to cycle and the mechanics, physics etc. of cycling, and about how to fix bicycles.

  4. “STEM School Tours to High-Performance Centers”:
    The idea is to use available technologies in sports high-performance centres and to put them into learning contexts of STEM. The involvement of top athletes will further increase the attractiveness of this approach.
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An interview with Armin Falkenhein, honorary chairman of the ADFC Bayern – STEM on the Move

The ADFC Bayern is advising an international project that aims to teach scientific school subjects more clearly through exercise such as cycling in everyday life and in class. An interview with Armin Falkenhein, honorary chairman of the ADFC Bayern. The international education project “STEM on the move”, funded by the …

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Exciting new developments in STEM and throwing

One of the three core topics in the “STEM on the Move” project is to develop a sensor equipped throwing ball that will make STEM fun and experienceable for pupils. All the technical developments – the app development, the sensor integration in the ball and the technology transmitting the throwing …

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COVID-19 Informal Tourism Entrepreneurs Support

Our friends and partners from South Africa, which we visited earlier this year started an emergency fund to offer social support to the informal tourism service providers and workers in the Stellenbosch Township and Village network. Most of you already know how trying these times can be, especially for informal …

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STEM experimental day

Learning Physics and Mathematics by means of a bicycle is the latest fun way to master these often difficult subjects! On Saturday 18 January the first test run within the STEM on the Move project with some Western Cape Learners was conducted at the Faculty of the Stellenbosch University.  Thanks …

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