Physics Didactics Research

5th Institute of Physics

Advancing Physics Education


The group “Physics Didactics” at 5th Institute of Physics is a bridge between natural science and school education. Within the scope of our university’s teacher training programmes (Bachelor of Arts, Master of Education) we are responsible for didactical as well as select scientific aspects of our students’ education. From a very early stage in their university education onwards, they are given the opportunity to work with school classes on individual teaching units.

Porträt: Prof. Ronny Nawrodt

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We closely cooperate with the school lab “Spiel der Kräfte”, providing current and future physics teachers an opportunity to use a variety of teaching methods when introducing school students to up-to-date research topics.

Currently, our work focuses on the following areas:

  • Development of new teaching concepts for modern physics,
  • Support of the transition from school to university,
  • Development, realization and testing of new experimental setups for the education of teacher training students and usage in schools and school labs,
  • Development of digital knowledge platforms for educators.

Our Moodle is a collection of teaching materials, materials for the student laboratory and other supporting materials related to teaching physics. Our teacherstudents create, test and revise these, e.g. as part of their final theses.
Our materials are under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 lizcense and can be used in class.
Please contact us if you want further acress to any special courses.

Link to our Moodle

In our Wiki you will find a compilation of school experiments, information on experiment materials, software and its operating instructions, as well as all kinds of ideas for handicraft projects for school.
Our materials are under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 lizcense and can be used in class.
Please contact us if you need further information.

Link to our Wiki

Seminar Room

Teacher candidate students are welcome to use our group's seminar room 0.343 in Pfaffenwald 57 whenever no lectures or courses are taking place. Check out the room calender to find ot about openings.

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Group Leader



Bachelor and Master Students


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Ronny Nawrodt


Professor for Physics Education Research


Administration: Oliver Nagel

Pfaffenwaldring 57, 70569 Stuttgart, Institut für Theoretische Physik III

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