Wissenschaft [=Science] & Technik
Videos/Multimedia and Interactive Sites
- Die Sendung mit der Maus: Sachgeschichten Great overviews of everyday technical topics. Made for kids, but also great for adults. Click on "A bis Z" to see all available shows.
- Galileo This TV show investigates a very wide range of topics of everyday interest. Best part of the site is an extensive archive of video clips. Note: The topics are not always scientific!
- Wissen macht Ah! Fun, creative videos, mostly on scientific topics. Made with younger kids in mind.
- Welt der Physik Includes anything related to Physics in the broadest sense (e.g. Meteorology, Technology...). This page lets you search by format, e.g. for videos, podcasts etc.
- wissenschaft.de LOTS of resources here:
Compilations of Scientific News
- hi!tech Blog von Siemens Österreich Short articles on anything from advanced experimental Physics to medical technology. Click on APA-Science in the sidebar for an eclectic and interesting mix of science news.
- APA Science Articles compiled by the Austrian Press Agency. At the bottom of the page, you will find additional non-science-related resources, e.g. a daily simplified news summary: "Nachrichten leicht verständlich."
- Informationsdienst Wissenschaft A great service compiling cutting-edge
research news (Nachrichten) in various categories (Forschungsergebnisse = research results). A few articles are posted in English; some are posted (separately) in both English and German.
Scientific Magazines Online
Tolle Astronomie-Seite. In der
Kategorie "Frag astronnews.com" kann man Fragen stellen und antworten lesen. Das Glossar
erklärt [=explains] Fachbegriffe [=technical
Fachbegriffe Concise German-German dictionary of astronomical
terminology put together by students at the Käthe Kollwitz Gymnasium in Wilhelmshaven.
Miscellaneous Scientific Sites
- wikipedia.de Great resource for scientific topics
Museum München Museum für Naturwissenschaft
und Technik. Tolle interaktive Webseiten mit Videos, mini-Experimenten usw.
- Mensch Einstein Excellent question and answer-based website where you can find information about concepts and devices that would not be possible without Einstein, biographicall information, and quotes.
A great site with all kind of information about Mendel.
In particular, it includes full German and English
texts of his famous paper, so if you open two browser
windows, you could read them side by side like a facing
- A Scientific German Reader from 1907 The language is a bit dated, and the initial section on Math is rather difficult in places (but includes, for instance, a neat proof of the Pythagorean Theorem!), but the subsequent sections on Physics and Chemistry are quite readable!
- Liste der Träger des Ig-Nobelpreises Lists the Ig-Nobel Prize winners by year, with German descriptions. Browse the list for fun, or find a topic that interests you and search for articles about it in German!