On October 4th to 6th, the Municipality of Oliveira do Bairro (CMOLB) – Portugal – and the Education and Citizenship Institute (IEC) organized the Science Festival to stimulate the insertion…
Spin Off of a Forensic Science Educational Strategy Promoting Scientific Literacy
and European Students Citizenship
Euro4Science 2.0 is a spin-off of the Euro4Science project. We use the CSI motto through crime cases to create challenges that students can solve using techniques such as blood type analysis while learning mathematics, chemistry and other subjects in active and exciting ways. In Euro4Science 2.0 we will expand and improve the Forensic Science Education Toolbox with materials and activities for teachers and students including activities related to environment, health and citizenship.
We will also have a video library with live demonstrations on how to solve the activities proposed and we will train hundreds of teachers in Portugal, Poland, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey and the UK, so that they are able to use the Toolbox and train further teachers for this purpose. We will create a European Network for Forensic Sciences in Education, with “Hotspots” prepared to train teachers for the use of the Toolbox and organise Forensic Science Festivals in various countries, as well as an international Symposium of Forencisc Education.
The “European Research night” is a Europe-wide public event dedicated to popular science and fun learning. It takes place each year on the last Friday in September (this year was…