Fire, water, air

Germany

Reversed roles at Siegwerk: 22 elementary school teachers from the region visited Siegwerk and became students again for a day. This took place through the training course offered by the Verband der Chemischen Industrie (VCI) NRW along with its partners. It is called Chemistry Experiments in Elementary School and helps teachers design their lessons in this subject appropriately (and make them as interesting as possible). Siegwerk is a member of VCI and hosted the training this time.

Ulrike L√ľneburg, HR Director at Siegwerk in Germany, greeted the participants and kicked off the event: "We are very happy to sponsor such initiatives. They playfully introduce children to the natural sciences and can therefore help overcome future shortages of skilled workers." As a result, the focus was on hands-on exercises and subject-related didactics. The project was carried out by 3-up, a company from Frankfurt/Main that specializes in promoting natural sciences for children and young people.

Now in their third year, the training courses have regularly received top ratings from participants. It is highly likely that the current session will once again receive a great rating. The three focus areas this time were fire, water and air. The elementary school teachers became familiar with 40 experiments suitable for everyday use from the children's perspective, gained their own experience, and were given the scientific tools to later be prepared to answer questions from their students. Each school also received a chemistry box containing all materials for the experiments presented.

After a long training day, including a factory tour, the participants headed home with this kit. "The feedback has been very positive. We also received praise for the pleasant learning environment," stated Nikole Peters, Manager Corporate Communications & CSR at Siegwerk, who was responsible for organizing the event. She herself also liked the experiments. "What child is not enthralled when a boiled egg disappears in a bottle? This stimulates curiosity and the desire to experiment, research and explore. In other words, it can form the groundwork for later deciding to study science."

Germany - Fire, water, air

Reversed roles at Siegwerk: 22 elementary school teachers from the region visited Siegwerk and became students again for a day. This took place through the training course offered by the Verband der Chemischen Industrie (VCI) NRW along with its partners. It is called Chemistry Experiments in Elementary School and helps teachers design their lessons in this subject appropriately (and make them as interesting as possible). Siegwerk is a member of VCI and hosted the training this time.

Ulrike L√ľneburg, HR Director at Siegwerk in Germany, greeted the participants and kicked off the event: "We are very happy to sponsor such initiatives. They playfully introduce children to the natural sciences and can therefore help overcome future shortages of skilled workers." As a result, the focus was on hands-on exercises and subject-related didactics. The project was carried out by 3-up, a company from Frankfurt/Main that specializes in promoting natural sciences for children and young people.

Now in their third year, the training courses have regularly received top ratings from participants. It is highly likely that the current session will once again receive a great rating. The three focus areas this time were fire, water and air. The elementary school teachers became familiar with 40 experiments suitable for everyday use from the children's perspective, gained their own experience, and were given the scientific tools to later be prepared to answer questions from their students. Each school also received a chemistry box containing all materials for the experiments presented.

After a long training day, including a factory tour, the participants headed home with this kit. "The feedback has been very positive. We also received praise for the pleasant learning environment," stated Nikole Peters, Manager Corporate Communications & CSR at Siegwerk, who was responsible for organizing the event. She herself also liked the experiments. "What child is not enthralled when a boiled egg disappears in a bottle? This stimulates curiosity and the desire to experiment, research and explore. In other words, it can form the groundwork for later deciding to study science."

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