Other Competitions and Educational Offers
S'Cool LAB - CERN's hand-on particle physics learning laboratory
S’Cool LAB is a Physics Education Research facility at CERN. High school students (age 16-19) and their teachers are invited to contribute to physics education research projects by taking part in hands-on particle physics experiments. During workshops in S'Cool LAB, students can make discoveries independently, learn to work scientifically and apply their knowledge in a new setting, and engage directly with members of CERN's scientific community. Due to the current pandemic situation S'Cool LAB is not welcoming students, but it offers the possibility to subscribe to on-line interactive Physics Shows. Get in touch with the S'Cool LAB team to receive information.
High-School Students Internship Programme
In a close collaboration with its member states, CERN invites high-school students (aged 16-19) to come to CERN for two weeks, to gain practical experience in science, technology, and innovation. It focuses on giving students the chance to discover STEM in the CERN context and environment, strengthening their understanding of science, and developing their skills in a high-tech environment.
The High-School Students Internship Programme is a unique opportunity for high-school students to be introduced to CERN, its technologies and physics, as well as to learn through workshops and by shadowing, observing, and working with a member of personnel.
Scienscope is the science mediation center of the Faculty of Science of the University of Geneva. Its goal is triggering and cultivating the fascination for science within the population, in particular within young people who are shaping their future career. The Scienscope includes interactive workshops and hands-on activities in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, IT and earth science. Its participative approach reinforces the links between pupils, teachers, researchers and the wider public. School classes can visit the Scienscope free of charge, upon reservation. Other groups between 10 and 25 persons can register as well, subject to availability. The Scienscope also includes an astronomic observation platform piloted through the Internet, and a platform which supports schools in teaching modern biology by providing the necessary materials and skills.
CREATIONS, a project funded by the European Commission and running from 2015 to 2018, develops creative approaches based on art for an engaging science classroom and establishes a pan-European network of scientists, teachers, artists and students. The partners are implementing a variety of events with theatre, photography, exhibitions in which young people can experience an active and playful role within science and research. The CREATIONS project utilizes an online community support system, using Open Educational Resources within the Open Discovery Space online repository. The CREATIONS community portal creates a vital environment of innovative approaches, activities and resources for teachers and students towards Scientific Research. All tools hosted in this portal are based on Art and focus on the development of effective links and synergies between schools and research infrastructures. Effective community building as an aspect of the project-implementation will lead to the development of a roadmap that will include guidelines for the design and implementation of innovative educational and outreach activities. The CREATIONS project has been funded with the Horizon 2020 Framework of the European Commission.
Science on Stage - The European Network for Science Teachers
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How to enthuse students for STEM? It is the teachers that matter! That is why the non-profit association Science on Stage supports the continuous professional development of STEM teachers from primary to secondary school.
Following the motto 'from teachers for teachers' Science on Stage puts a special focus on the personal exchange, the networking and the motivation of teachers. With educational festivals, workshops, teacher exchanges, international teacher projects and the development of teaching material the network spreads innovative best practice teaching concepts in over 30 countries all across Europe - all hands-on, tested and high quality.
Join our network and find out more about Science on Stage in your country at www.science-on-stage.eu.
The Institute for Research in School
Whether a novice, a young student mastering the fundamentals or a bright mind requiring a challenge, the Institute for Research in Schools (IRIS) projects suit a wide range of interests. Our research projects are aimed at 14-19-year-olds living in the UK. We also provide support for UK students working on original research projects. IRIS projects suit home learning and are a great opportunity for students to delve deeper into their subjects. Explore our projects at https://researchinschools.org/projects/.
PiA - Physics in Advent
"PiA - Physics in Advent“ is aimed at children and young people aged between 11 and 18 years and is an Advent calendar of a special kind: a physical Advent calendar. Behind every little door there is some education and fun. Based on the experience of previous years, parents, teachers, students or those simply interested in physical phenomena also take great pleasure in it. In 2020, adults in companies, departments and circles of friends were encouraged to join in as a team and solve the riddle.
You can watch a simple experiment every day from 1 to 24 December on YouTube, that you can easily do yourself using standard household materials. Afterwards you will try to explain the phenomena, with four possible answers. The next day, the solution is available - again via a YouTube video. If you wish, the results can be evaluated: individually, for a school class or even for whole schools. The best participants, classes or schools receive prizes. In addition to iPods, books and experiment kits, there are also a trip to Dallas for NBA basketball games with Dirk Nowitzki, a ride in a hot air balloon, and a flight in a glider.
The School is addressed to High School students, attending the last two years, and coming from all over the world, it aims at introducing the students to the hot topics of Modern Physics. The goal of the School is to transfer knowledge in the context of frontier research, cutting-edge technologies and present the connection between science and society.
The 2021 Edition of the School, The Magic Realm of Accelerators, will focus on these powerful machines and their use in both fundamental research and societal applications. The event will be organized online, on a virtual platform, from the 12th to the 16 th of April and will contain a series of lectures and a virtual visit to the Frascati National Laboratory's facilities: the Bruno Touschek Visitor Centre and the Dafne accelerator complex. The School is held in English and students have the chance to directly interact with the speakers by sending their questions live during the lessons.