University of Tartu receives Scientix Resources Award for learning station ({{commentsTotal}})

Tartu's Ahhaa Science Center
Tartu's Ahhaa Science Center Source: Photo: Postimees/Scanpix

A project team at the University of Tartu and the Estonian Nanotechnology Competence Center have been named as winners in the first round of the Scientix Resources Awards, the pan-European community for science education in Europe.

The project team was awarded for creating a learning station called "What is light?". The learning station investigates the nature of light and the waves of particles. The aim of each learning station is to give students a first view into the concepts of modern quantum physics.

The "What is light?" learning station is available under University of Tartu's Quantum Spin-off project. The pan-European project brings science teachers and their pupils in direct contact with research and entrepreneurship in the high-tech nano sector, with the goal of educating a new generation of scientifically literate European citizens and inspiring young people to choose for science and technology careers.

Scientix promotes and supports a Europe-wide collaboration among STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) teachers, education researchers, policymakers and other STEM education professionals. It aims to reach out to national teacher communities, and contribute to the development of national strategies for wider uptake of inquiry-based and other innovative approaches to science and math education.

Scientix is financed under the European Union's Seventh Framework Program for Research and Development.



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