A Physics and Engineering Lab for Primary Teachers at CERN

Tina P. Nantsou, Efstratios C. Kapotis, George S. Tombras

Abstract


Major international Research Centers run Continuous Professional Development Courses for Primary Teachers on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics activities and experiments. The projects and the hands-on workshops inspire teachers through cutting-edge science and technology to influence and spread the research culture to their students in return. The STEM lab in this paper was presented in a CERN program for Greek primary educators teaching Physics and IT. The research focuses on the teachers' electromagnetic lab and was tested by students in the classroom environment for two subsequent years. The results of both labs, of teachers and students, are examined regarding their basic understanding of Physics Laws and scientific research.    


Keywords


Physics Education Research; STEM; CERN; hands-on experiments

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