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.


Let’s keep in touch!

Dear TEMI friends, unfortunately as all good things, also TEMI came to an end last July after 3 exciting years. But don’t worry, we won’t leave you alone in the search for innovative methodologies and resources to teach science. Here a list of ways to stay in contact with us:

1. Keep following us on Twitter @teachmysteries

2. Download our toolkit Teaching the TEMI way and over 30 lesson plans collected in the Book of Science Mysteries and soon on Scientix

3.Download the booklet “Light Mystery – A script with added comments” to implement TEMI activities in the classroom and improve your showmanship skills. For more information, contact us:

4. Participate to a competition to win one of the six physics experimental kits developed by the University of Milano – Italy. The rules for participating to the competition will be soon available on the University website.
5. Download the TEMI App to be used together with the educational resources on the App Store and on Google Play;

6. In the TEMI countries:

September 20, 2016

TEMI: a case study of a master thesis

The TEMI project was mentioned in a master thesis of didactics of physics by Marco Nicolini, a secondary school teacher at the European School of Brussels very active in the Science on Stage community. Nicolini, under the supervision of prof. Michelini (Università di Udine, Italy) selected TEMI as one of the programmes with high potential to innovate science teaching in Europe. If you are interested to read Nicolini’s thesis, exchange experiences with him or if you are interested to use the TEMI evaluation data for a research programme, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.

September 13, 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.

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