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Jakob Vind © Astra

Professional update

Astra invites teachers regularly to participate in theme days, events and webinars on relevant topics, such as the final exam in natural sciences, sustainable development, talented students or bringing physical exercises into the classroom. These theme days ensure the participant's new insights, exchange knowledge and to network. 

The Big Bang Conference

Astra is the driving force and the content manager of the Big Bang conference, where 1,250 participants - mainly science teachers - gain inspiration for their teaching. The teachers are updated on the latest didactic and science knowledge; they strengthen their network, get introduced to informal learning environments and test the latest teaching materials.

For further information, please visit bigbangkonferencen.dk (in Danish only).

"This is the third time that I'm visiting the Big Bang conference, and I have found this very inspiring every time. This is the only place, where we can get relevant updates and input."

Anja Hjorth Sørensen, physics and biology teacher at Hardsyssel Efterskole

Danish Science Week

Danish Science Week is a national event that aims to create engaging experiences with science for children of all ages. Danish Science Week takes place every year in week 39, and more than 150,000 students from both primary schools and secondary education institutions participate. During Science Week more than 20,000 students participate in the Mass Experiment, which is developed in collaboration with leading scientists.

For more information, please visit naturvidenskabsfestival.dk (in Danish only).

Young Scientists

Young Scientists (Unge Forskere) is the largest annual science fair for students in Denmark - accepting science projects in the categories ‘Life Science’, ‘Technology’ and ‘Physical Science’. Young Scientists give students of all ages and from all over the country the possibility of working with science-based methods and along the way get their ideas out in the real world.

For further information, please visit ungeforskere.dk (in Danish only).

"I have been part of the finals of Young Scientists several times, and it is always very interesting. It´s innovative science.”

HRH Prince Joachim, Protector of Young Scientists

Science Talents

Science Talents organizes science camps all year round, where young talents can meet other students with similar interests and create cross-national networks. Furthermore, Science Talents educates science teachers to become talent counsellors - a course that enables the teachers to spot and develop students with a special talent within science.

For further information, please visit sciencetalenter.dk (in Danish only).