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NEW! GREEN STEM: Integrating STEM Skills and Environmental Learning in the German Language Classroom
 

 
 

These 20 curricular units integrate STEM skills and environmental learning through the German language. Each has been used successfully with students at Waldsee German Language Village. They have been adapted for use by classroom teachers of German.

These units are part of a of a unique partnership between Concordia Language Villages and the German Environmental Foundation (Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt), Europe’s largest foundation dedicated to environmental learning. Together we built an environmental learning center, called das Waldsee BioHaus, at the German Language Village site. Das Waldsee BioHaus was the first certified passive house in North America and winner of Minnesota’s Environmental Prize. It has become a showcase of modern Germany’s approach to sustainable living.

Participants in Waldsee’s residential immersion programming have hands-on opportunities to learn German through environmental awareness, as well as to advance their STEM skills in our high school credit session. These curricular units unite Waldsee’s content-based learning approaches to the environment and to STEM to advance greater knowledge of German language and a deeper awareness of German culture.

Table of Contents

Section 1

1.1 Solare Warmwassertechnologie 

1.2 Brennstoffzellen 

1.3 Das Gründach 

1.4 Die Kinematik  

Section 2 

2.1 Experimente mit Isolierungsmöglichkeiten 

2.2 Verschiedene Dachkonstruktionen mit möglichen Anwendungen von solaren Warmwasserpaneelen und Photovoltaikanlagen 

2.3 Die Energieeffizienz 

2.4 Das Passivhaus 

2.5 Statistik und Umwelt 

2.6 Eine nachhaltige Mahlzeit 

Section 3

3.1 Verschiedene Waldtypen vergleichen

3.2 See- und Flussökologie 

3.3Wie ist das Wetter heute?

3.4 Die Natur der Geometrie und die Geometrie der Natur

3.5 Algebra und meine Umwelt 

3.6 Heisse Kiste! Einen Sonnenofen bauen 

3.7 Das Sonnenlicht/Die Sonnenenergie 

3.8 Farben und Formen der Natur 

3.9 Das Lebensnetz 

3.10 Der Rat aller Wesen 

Additional Resources 

Natur! Bringing Nature & the Environment Into German Language Classrooms

TPRS© - German Song & Storytelling Classroom Manual   

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