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Science with coffee and hobnobs
Author(s): Hannah D. Foreman; Averil M. Macdonald; Robert W. Eason

Paper Abstract

Many parents or guardians of primary school pupils have little knowledge of science, and many lack confidence in their ability to help their children, though most welcome the chance to do so. We describe our experiences running a series of meetings in the form of coffee sessions at local primary schools, where parents can increase their knowledge and confidence in the science their children study, and engage in simple experiments with their children to apply the knowledge they gain. We discuss how this programme can be instrumental in improving the profile of scientific education and scientific careers for children of a young age.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9664, Ninth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, 96641S (24 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.2207704
Show Author Affiliations
Hannah D. Foreman, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Averil M. Macdonald, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Robert W. Eason, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9664:
Ninth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics
François Flory, Editor(s)

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