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Title of Initiative / Project
Circle of physics
Name of Organiser
Katedra didaktiky fyziky Matematicko-fyzikálnej fakulty Univerzity Karlovy v Prahe
Start and ending date of the Initiative
since 2001
Was the initiative carried out in the framework of a funded project?
Type of deliverables
Online course, Teaching Methodology
Thematic area
Language of the deliverable
Other EU
Target Group
Description of the initiative
Afterschool classes of physics for the high school students aimed from the beginning of the project to create an environment where students are given the opportunity to look at the world through the eyes of physics, from a slightly different perspective than is possible within a traditional teaching in schools. Further aim was to prepare and try different ideas for work in similar circles or expanding seminars of physics, and at the same time offer these activities to anybody interested.
School students of these circles "experiment, create, go on field trips, invite scientists to meetings, count, think, and wonder ... they simply do what they enjoy!"
The circle meetings are free, voluntary and non-committal. They are intended primarily for high school students, but welcomed are people of all ages.
The project websites provides ideas not only for pupils and students but also a number of specific suggestions for teachers and heads of school activities. Provided materials for inspiration include a description of a few simple games that are suitable for the development of cooperation in a team and can partly serve as motivational tasks directly in teaching
More Information
Projects and experiments available at are described and explained excellently. Formulated questions and tasks for pupils and thoroughly documented realized experiments and projects are truly an example of how to "see the world through the eyes of Physics, from a slightly different angle than is possible with classical learning in schools." Production of your own rangefinder (, device for measuring sounds ( or measurement of the speed of the shot from a pellet gun ( are activities that not only lead students to the understanding of presented physical phenomena, but also provide the opportunity to positively influence their relationship to Physics and Science in general.
Teachers’ Opinion
• the strength of the project is in using the problem- solving education, motivation of students
• it can be used in Physics classes at our school, especially the experiments that are shown by authors
• it is suitable for students in all study programs (graduation)
Students’ Opinion
• interesting topics with which I wouldn´t normally meet within Physics
• for example topics like - dismantling PC to components, 3D photos and videos, signalling labels, how the microwave works, etc.
• I think that everything I have seen, the teacher can use for Physics lessons to enrich students learning, for example I would appreciate the lesson with topic - disassemble the computer within the Physics exercises to better understand its operation on the subject HWW - Hardware

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