4-11 July 2012
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Australia/Melbourne timezone
ICHEP2012 - 36th International Conference for High Energy Physics

Opportunities to Learn Scientific Literacy

7 Jul 2012, 09:30
Room 217 (Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre)

Room 217

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Melbourne Australia
Parallel Sessions Track 15. Education and Outreach Room 217 - Education & Outreach - QCD, Jet, Parton Distributions - TR15&6


Ms Marjorie Bardeen (Fermilab Friends for Science Education (US))


Support for "big science" must come from a society that is scientifically literate. We get few chances to develop scientific literacy for students who do not study science formally in university or college. QuarkNet provides activities in which high school students work with particle physics data and do scientific investigations. Evaluation data show that participants broaden their frame of reference for science, learning how scientists discover new knowledge and talk about their work. We will provide brief descriptions of three activities—masterclasses, e-Labs and student research teams, methods and results of the evaluation and some effective practices based our work.

Primary author

Ms Marjorie Bardeen (Fermilab Friends for Science Education (US))

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