On a regular basis Astra invites teachers 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 participants new insights, the possibility to 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).
"I am visiting the Big Bang conference for the third time, and I have found much new inspiration. This is the only place where we can get relevant updates and input."
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 (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 a number of times, and it is always very interesting. It´s innovative science.”
All year round Science Talenter organizes science camps, where young talents can meet other students with similar interests and create cross-national networks. Science Talents furthermore educates science teachers to become talent counselors - 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).