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1 CERN Education Programme Education Programmes and Teaching Resources Rolf Landua CERN First Eiroforum Teacher School 19 November 2009

2 CERN Education Programme 1 Goals Raise interest of young people in modern science - physics - particle physics/astrophysics/fusion/... How? Introduce modern science topics they find interesting Once their interest is raised, they will ask questions and are (more) willing to learn ‘basic’ concepts Why teachers?

3 CERN Education Programme x 1000 Teachers are.... role models multipliers crucial link for bringing modern science into school classes

4 4 CERN Education Programme 4 CERN ‘themes’ are attractive for young people Geneva Airport LHC ANTIMATTER BLACK HOLES DARK MATTER THE ‘GOD’ PARTICLE DARK ENERGY BIG BANG EXTRA DIMENSIONSTHEORY OF EVERYTHING WWW GRID PET SCANHADROTHERAPY

5 5 CERN Education Programme 5 CERN means ‘science in action’ Theories origin of mass - Dark matter - extra-dimensions...are tested experimentally by reproducing conditions ~ sec after the Big Bang Physics is alive... !!

6 A metaphore...

7 CERN Education Programme How researchers view science

8 CERN Education Programme How school students view science Science teaching climbing wall M g h 1/2 mv 2 What am I doing here?

9 CERN Education Programme Take students on a sight-seeing tour … GOALS: Use modern physics to inspire and motivate school teachers (and their students): 1) Contact with frontier science (self-confidence, develop/exchange ideas) 2) Increase attractiveness of science lessons (13-15 yrs) Big Bang Antimatter Dark Matter Black Holes Dark Energy Dark Universe Teacher

10 CERN Education Programme > 1000 media visits per year (TV, newspapers, radio) Visitor programme (60,000 visit requests - 25,000 accepted - 50 % schools) Open days (2004: 30,000 visitors; 2008: 50,000 visitors) > 1000 media visits per year (TV, newspapers, radio) Visitor programme (60,000 visit requests - 25,000 accepted - 50 % schools) Open days (2004: 30,000 visitors; 2008: 50,000 visitors) Visits 2 The Education Group at CERN Exhibitions Microcosm exhibition GLOBE OF SCIENCE AND INNOVATION: Permanent exhibition from Jan 2010 Traveling exhibition (from April 2009) Microcosm exhibition GLOBE OF SCIENCE AND INNOVATION: Permanent exhibition from Jan 2010 Traveling exhibition (from April 2009)

11 11 CERN Education Programme 11 CERN School of High Energy Physics CERN Accelerator School CERN School of Computing Summer Students Programme Academic Training Programme Scientists at CERN Physics Students Young researchers CERN Teacher Schools CERN Education Activities

12 12 CERN Education Programme 12 International “High School Teacher” school (3 weeks) Fully funded by CERN for MS participants (programme, travel, accommodation) Participants from US, Asia, South America (HELEN), Africa (UNESCO) funded externally In English : 120 applications from 38 countries National schools (1 week) courses per year In their mother tongue (speakers from the national science community) Create teaching resources in national language - important for class room activities External funding of travel, accommodation Build networks between teachers and with scientists inside country CERN teacher programmes International Weekend school (3 days, 2 per year) Partially funded by CERN for MS participants (programme, travel, accommodation) In English

13 13 CERN Education Programme : 25 ‘national’ Teacher Schools Participants fromNumberDate Europe, World (HST,3 wk) 38Jul 2008 Europe (PhT, 3 d)50Mar 2008 UK SLCs (2 schools)60Feb, Mar 2008 Poland (4 schools)160Feb, Apr, Jun, Nov 2008 Denmark30Feb 2008 Germany (2 schools)80Mar, Oct 2008 Czech Republic*40Mar 2008 Slovakia40Nov 2008 France* (2 schools)34Apr 2008 Finland (2 schools)32Jun 2008 Greece* (2 schools)80Jun, Jul 2008 Hungary40Aug 2008 Spain40Sep 2008 Portugal40Sep 2008 Bulgaria40Oct 2008 Sweden40Oct teachers 14 different languages

14 14 CERN Education Programme 15 Teaching resources - available through Web All teacher courses are recorded and archived Teaching materials: video clips, animations, games are produced Video-Conferences between school classes and CERN scientists CERN education website: education.web.cern.ch/educationweb.cern.ch/education Some examples....

15 CERN Education Programme ANTIMATTER Website

16 CERN Education Programme microcosm.web.cern.ch/microcosm/LHCGame/LHCGame.html LHC: The ‘get-it-going’ game

17 17 CERN Education Programme 18 Text The LHC rap

18 18 CERN Education Programme 19 Posters: Evolution of the Universe On 17 posters: Key concepts of the evolution of matter and the Universe back to the Big Bang and the questions that LHC will address

19 EIROFORUM A partnership between the 7 major EIROs (European Intergovernmental Research Organisations) To share experience and expertise to support excellent European science To support science education in Europe

20 EUROPEAN SYNCHROTRON RADIATION FACILITY Science in School, 28 March ILL, EMBL & ESRF Grenoble (Neutron, X-ray beams) ESA ESTEC (Satellites) ESO Garching (Telescopes) JET Culham (Fusion Research) CERN Geneva (Particle physics) EMBL Heidelberg (Molecular Biology)

21 EUROPEAN SYNCHROTRON RADIATION FACILITY Science in School, 28 March Physics on Stage 1 (CERN, ESO, ESA)  CERN, November 2000  500 participants, 22 countries Physics on Stage 2 (ESA)  ESTEC, April 2002  400 participants, 22 countries Physics on Stage 3 (EIROforum)  ESTEC, November 2003  400 participants, 22 countries

22 EUROPEAN SYNCHROTRON RADIATION FACILITY Science in School, 28 March Science on Stage 1  CERN, November 2005  500 participants, 29 countries Science on Stage 2  ESRF-EMBL-ILL, Grenoble  April 2007  450 participants, 31 countries

23 CERNEFDAEMBLESAESOESRFILL Highlighting the best in European science teaching and research

24 EUROPEAN SYNCHROTRON RADIATION FACILITY Science in School, 28 March To tackle current problems  Students’ decreasing interest in science subjects  Adapting teaching to rapid developments in science  Scarcity of new young science teachers  Need for new resources and approaches to the teaching of science Based on EIROforum educational programmes

25 CERNEFDAEMBLESAESOESRFILL 25 2 A quarterly European journal to promote inspiring science teaching Interdisciplinary Encourages communication between teachers and scientists Covers not only biology, physics and chemistry, but also maths, medicine, earth sciences... Free print copies in English (30 000) Free online, with articles in 26 European languages ( visitors per month) 13 issues (Nov 2009) What is Science in School?

26 26 CERNEFDAEMBLESAESOESRFILL 26

27 CERNEFDAEMBLESAESOESRFILL 27 3 Science teachers Scientists Science museums Education ministries Curriculum authorities... and everyone else involved in European science teaching Who is Science in School for?

28 CERNEFDAEMBLESAESOESRFILL 28 4 Cutting-edge science Science reviews Teaching materials Science education projects Interviews with scientists and teachers Book and other resource reviews A forum for scientists and teachers Teachers can get involved by - writing articles - TRANSLATING ARTICLES ! What is in Science in School?

29 CERN Education Programme Preview: CERN/UNESCO conference Autumn 2010, CERN, Geneva Modern Physics in School Curricula Preview: CERN/UNESCO conference Autumn 2010, CERN, Geneva Modern Physics in School Curricula

30 CERN Education Programme Education is a priority for CERN


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