Book of Science Mysteries

In this volume, you will be able to explore a range of inspiring teaching materials selected from across a range of subjects. These materials are used in teacher training colleges throughout Europe to support enquiry-based learning in the sciences.

Pictures


TEMI at the Dortmund-Bremen-Symposium

The Dortmund-Bremen-Symposia on Chemistry and Science Education have a 35 year long tradition, originally started in Dortmund in 1981 by Hans-Jürgen Schmidt. In 2002, Ingo Eilks and Bernd Ralle took over the regular organisation of the symposia and from 2004, the symposia became a close cooperation of the University of Bremen and TU Dortmund University. TEMI was presented with a whole series of short communications and posters by the TEMI partners from Vienna, Prague and Bremen.

July 13, 2016

An enquiry-based approach to astronomy education

The Leiden University team presented TEMI: An enquiry-based approach to astronomy education during the Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2016 (CAP 2016) conference that took place from 16-20 May in Medellin, Colombia. CAP2016 was organized by Commission C2 of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), to promote the exchange of ideas and best practices in the field of astronomy and space communication, as well as informal education for 150 of the world’s experts in this field. During the talk, the TEMI methodology, including the four innovations were introduced, as well as the TEMI guidebook and Book of Mysteries, including all astronomy mysteries developed by the TEMI Leiden team.

July 4, 2016

Teachers profiles

  • With TEMI, students are active participants in the discovery process and their ideas play an important part in the construction of scientific knowledge in the lesson.

    Margaret Duggan Keady (Ireland)

  • So far, my experiences with TEMI led to my consideration that TEM is a modern, student-oriented pedagogy that allows learners to follow and understand scientific inquiry and to have fun in finding scientific explanations for challenging scientific phenomena.

    Bettina Most (Germany)

  • TEMI offers an inquiry-based method of gaining scientific knowledge that uses “mysteries”, e.g. the “magic sand” or the famous cola-mentos fountain, as a starting point to make science classes the way they ought to be – fascinating.

    Jens Eschen (Germany)

  • TEMI Project promotes teaching science in a relevant and challenging way. TEMI Project promotes teaching science in a relevant and challenging way.

    Sharon Deutsch (Israel)

  • TEMI Project promotes teaching science in a relevant and challenging way. TEMI Project promotes teaching science in a relevant and challenging way.

    Pnina Yakirevitch (Israel)

Teaching the TEMI way

In this booklet, you will be introduced to an exciting new way to teach science in your classroom. TEMI incorporates four key innovations: the use of mysteries, the 5E cycle, presentation skills and gradual release of responsibility from the teacher to the learner.

TEMI collaborations