C2 – Laboratory full of experiments

C2 – “Laboratory full of experiments” Portugal, April 2018

 

Portugal: “Laboratory full of experiments” Set of scientific experiments which will be provided by teachers, students from the host and from visitors. Visits to local monuments.

 

In this training our goal is going to be to prepare the youth for the modern-future world and how to bring knowledge and skills to solve problems, make sense of information, and know how to gather and evaluate evidence to make decisions. These are the kinds of skills that students develop in science, technology, engineering and math. If we want a nation where our future leaders, neighbors, and workers have the ability to understand and solve some of the complex challenges of today and tomorrow, and to meet the demands of the dynamic and evolving workforce, then, content knowledge and fluency in science is essential.

 

Nuclear physics is an exciting, cutting edge area of physics that most students really enjoy. It’s a fast moving area too so teachers’ subject knowledge can date quickly. Students under 16 cannot handle radioactive sources so it is required when processing this part of physics to bring more simulations, demonstrations to get closer to this enigma.

Dosimetry is part of nuclear physics which also arouses interest among students. When covered in this section is necessary as soon as more students to learn about the benefits and dangers of radioactive sources, therefore, it is necessary to visit the medical institutions where students are facing a real problem.

 

During the meeting with the partners is planned presence of an associate, which would develop a discussion of the relationship science-medicine, and or how nuclear physics is used in many segments of life. Exchange ideas and best practices to motivate students, discussion for better different approach to teaching science.

 

Activity:

  • Making simulations, videos and demonstrations related to radioactivity

These topics provide great opportunities for practical physics – exploring the types and range of ionizing radiation, as well as mathematical studies of probability and statistics through the random nature of radioactive decay. Examining half-lives can also lead to interesting discussions on the environmental impact of long lived radioactive waste and applications in radioactive dating.

Activity:

  • Making a Cheapest nuclear radiation detector – Ion chamber

Agenda (click here)