The focus of the project is how to use the new and innovative materials that are just now being developed around the world to innovate and enhance science teaching at high school level with a hands-on, IBSE (Inquiry Based Science Education) and PBL (Problem Based Learning) approach.
We will research new and innovative materials, from nano and smart materials to sustainable ones; we will design experimental protocols to link and embed within the Physics and Science curricula; we will implement science experiments within school labs and boost our creativity in devising new possible applications of such materials.
We will work in international teams both at distance, through ICT tools, and live during the short mobilities. Results will be disseminated locally – in the surrounding schools with an impact also on general public and local firms and community and internationally among the EU science teachers community.
At the end of the project in summer 2017 a summer school for teachers professional development will be organized in Italy to provide further dissemination in a teachers to teachers approach. All the didactical materials produced will be available under Creative Commons as OER (Open Educational Resources).