Introducing HEP to schools through educational scenaria
Physics Faculty, University of Athens, Panepistimioupoli, Ilissia 15771, Greece
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Published online: 29 May 2015
Recent activities, towards the goal of introducing High Energy Physics in the school class, are reviewed. The most efficient method is a half or a full day workshop where the students are introduced to one of the large LHC experiments, follow a “virtual visit” to the experiment’s Control Room and perform an interactive analysis of real data. Science cafes and visits to the CERN expositions are also very helpful, provided that the tours/discussions are led by an active scientist and/or a trained teacher. Several EU outreach projects provide databases rich with education scenaria and data analysis tools ready to be used by the teachers in order to bridge the gap between modern research and technology and school education.
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