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Title of the Experience
Experiments is an incentive for students
Name of the teacher
Country where it took place
School typology
High Secondary School
Thematic Area
Physics, Science
Experience typology
Teaching in class
Type of contact
Description of the Experience
Doing experiments is an incentive for students. Some of them are very simple and accessible but they will stick in our students ’mind for a long time. I learned this lesson as a student. I still remember an experiment we did when as I was a student myself. We used a light ball, in fact it was a ping pong ball. We also needed a hair drier. I remember the ball was balanced in the air stream of the hair dryer. It was incredible and we couldn’t believe it until our teacher allowed us to try it ourselves. We asked for an explanation and that was how our teacher introduced Bernoulli’s principle. (According to Bernoulli's Principle, the pressure in the fast-moving air stream is less than the pressure of the surrounding quiet air. If the ball strays from the air stream, the surrounding higher pressure air tends to push it back). I also learned to look for explanations and try to find them myself.

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Dissemination Seminar in Florence

31 October 2015 The seminar has been held in ITIS “A. Meucci” one of the schools involved within Goerudio project activities. Its main aim was to promote the results of the project toward a broad sample of stakeholders even overcrossing the number of people directly involved in the production of project outcomes. This purpose has been totally achieved especially thanks to the participation of students and teachers coming from different schools or from other classes instead of those ones directly involved within the project activities.