Inspiring Young People to Study Physics - two successful projects for high school student

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Z. Drozd
Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Forum 2014 Helsinki
WG1 : Inspiring the young

The Department of Physics Education, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague, offers a lot of activities designed to promote physics to students of different types of schools. The poster introduces two successful projects - Experiments for high school students and Interactive physics laboratory. The activities mentioned are developed and tested at the Department of Physics Education using immediate and long term feedback reflecting the needs of teachers and students. Both projects are focused on physics experiments. First of them has a form of science show, the second one offers high school teachers and students complex experiments with various aids and devices even from advanced parts of physics, that are unavailable to ordinary high schools’ laboratories.