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Chiarello, Fabio; Castellano, Maria Gabriella – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2016
In this paper the authors report different experiences in the use of board games as learning tools for complex and abstract scientific concepts such as Quantum Mechanics, Relativity or nano-biotechnologies. In particular we describe "Quantum Race," designed for the introduction of Quantum Mechanical principles, "Lab on a chip,"…
Descriptors: Games, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction, Science Education
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Falomo Bernarduzzi, Lidia; Albanesi, Gabriele – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2015
In 2011 Pavia University celebrated its 650th birthday. This provided the opportunity to propose the Neverland project whose purpose was to overcome the division between formal and informal science education. A number of classes (various age groups) from a group of schools in the province of Pavia took part in the project. The University Museums…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Science Education, Educational Methods, Museums
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Bronson, Scott; Jones, Keith W.; Brown, Maria – International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
We describe an interactive collaborative environmental education project that makes advanced laboratory facilities at Brookhaven National Laboratory accessible for one-year or multi-year science projects for the high school level. Cyber-enabled Environmental Science (CEES) utilizes web conferencing software to bring multi-disciplinary,…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Environmental Education, Science Projects, Science Careers
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Domenici, Valentina – Journal of Chemical Education, 2008
This paper investigates the educational role of museums of chemistry in presenting chemistry to the public in Italy, particularly to students. The activities carried out by Italian museums and scientific collections completely dedicated to chemistry have been analyzed, focusing on the relationship between these institutions and students with…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Museums, Foreign Countries, Science Education