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Title of the Experience
Science as their careers
Name of the teacher
Country where it took place
School typology
High Secondary School
Thematic Area
Experience typology
Teaching in class, Extracurricular activity
Type of contact
Description of the Experience
I have tried to raise my students’ interest in science by inviting former students who have chosen science as their careers. Students recognised that access to practising scientists and engineers would increase their interest and enthusiasm, as well as provide valuable information on careers and studies. They also felt that an expert in the classroom would help to put the subject into context and make classroom activities more exciting. So I asked my former students to come and do some static electricity experiments. What we needed was: 2 inflated balloons with string attached, hair, an alluminium can, woolen fabric.
Ask students to rub the 2 balloons one by one against the woolen fabric, then try moving the balloons together, do they want to or are they unattracted to each other? Ask students to rub 1 of the balloons on their hair and then slowly to pull it away. Ask students to make observations of what they see. The experiment was memorable with the presence of one of my former student who had to explain not only the experiment but also his passion for science.

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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.