Workshop - From basic scientific knowledge to high tech for a penny - workshops at ESO Supernova
15:30 - 16:30
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) visitor centre and planetarium, ESO Supernova, offers inquiry based workshops for school pupils as part of its education programme and for teachers and educators as part of teacher trainings. These workshops cover curriculum relevant scientific topics while their depths range from basic knowledge to recent astronomical discoveries and technological developments. They are designed in a way to be cost effective in construction and operation. Nearly all materials are daily life materials that can be purchased in a department store or a DIY market. This allows students to build their own workshop and continue their research at home whereas schools with lower budget have the possibility to build their own workshop kits. In addition, the design of the workshops has given ESO Fellows the possibility to take portable versions of the workshops to schools in other countries, engage with pupils and students and bring recent astronomical discoveries into the classroom. In this workshop you will conduct ESO Supernova workshops for secondary schools dealing with Optical and Radio Astronomy, gain insight into their design and experience the ideas behind them.