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Ruppersberg, Klaus

Klaus Ruppersberg

Senior secondary school teacher
Chemistry Education


phone +49-(0)431-880-1875
address Olshausenstraße 62, D-24118 Kiel
room 419a (OS 75, Gebäude S1)


1992 Second State Examination for Upper secondary level teaching in chemistry and biology
1986 First State Examination in chemistry and biology
1979 - 1986 Chemistry and biology studies at the Albertus Magnus-University of Cologne

Professional Activity

since 2014 Seconded teacher to the Leibniz- Institute for Science and Mathematics, Kiel
2010 - 2014 Senior secondary school teacher for chemistry and biology, head of the chemistry department at Domschule Schleswig, Schleswig-Holstein
1998 - 2010 Comprehensive school teacher in Northrhine-Westphalia
1993 - 1998 Secondary school teacher in Northrhine-Westphalia
1992 - 1993 Secondary school teacher, Rudolf Koch-Schule, Offenbach on the Main
1990 - 1992 Trainee teacher, Liebfrauenschule, Bensheim on the Bergstrasse
1988 - 1990 European Product Manager for Dental Restoratives, DeTrey Dentsply Constance on Lake Constance
1986 - 1988 Professional Service Engineer for Dental Materials, 3M Medica Neuss on the Rhine

Research Interests

The Woehlk-Malfatti test and Fearon's test for the detection of lactose and maltose as a context-orientated innovation in experimental chemistry- education, as well as the clarification of the red dye and the mechanism of its formation
Safety in chemistry teaching
Expressive experiments in chemistry teaching

Current Projects

On the trace of the red dye: are the Woehlk-Malfatti test and Fearon's test early and middle maillard reactions?
Meaningful and conclusive experiments in chemistry education
Safety in chemistry teaching: how to guide a school chemistry collection, optimized handling of bromine

Selected Publications

Kussler, M., Ruppersberg, K. (2019), Der Farbstoff aus der Wöhlk‐Probe. Nachr. Chem., 67: 63-65. doi:10.1002/nadc.20194083855
Wilke, T. , Bodensiek, O., Ruppersberg, K. (2018), Gold from electronic scrap (german), DOI: 10.1002/ciuz.201800861
Ruppersberg, K., Blankenburg, J., 150 Years Alfred Woehlk, Chemistry Views (2018), DOI: 10.1002/chemv.201800002
Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung (DGUV) (Hrsg.), Redaktion: Andreas Baader, Sankt Augustin (verantwortlich); Stefanie Richter, Wiesbaden, Text: Klaus Ruppersberg (IPN), Kiel, Fachliche Beratung: Dipl.-Ing. Ludger Hohenberger, Münster (2016). Lernen und Gesundheit: Gefahrstoffe am Arbeitsplatz, DGUV, Frankfurt am Main
Venke, S. (Hrsg.), Schwarzer, S. (Hrsg.), Ruppersberg, K. (Hrsg.) & Proske, W. (Hrsg.), (2016) Gefahrstoffe im Blick: Sicher experimentieren! Friedrich Verlag, Seelze, 52 S.: Naturwissenschaften im Unterricht - Chemie; Band 27, Nr. 156

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